Young people will get the opportunity to meet potential apprenticeship providers and employers at Bath College’s annual Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair.
This year’s event, which will be more interactive than previous years, is taking place at the Assembly Rooms on 4 March between 11am and 4pm, giving local businesses the chance to showcase their vacancies to local people.
This year’s lead sponsors are B&NES, Curo, EDF Hinkley Point Cand Persimmon Homes, all whom will be found in the Octagon offering apprenticeship opportunities.
The fair will be categorised by the types of careers on offer and will include agriculture, environmental and animal care, business and administration, care services, catering and hospitality, construction, creative and design, digital, education and childcare, engineering and manufacturing, hair and beauty, health and science, legal, finance and accounting and sales, marketing and procurement.
Last year’s event was attended by over 1,000 young people, with a number of these going on to secure positions at local companies after attending and making the most of networking opportunities.
The Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair is open to people of all ages as opportunities will vary in level. Students from schools and colleges will be in attendance but adults looking for opportunities are encouraged to attend also.
Ellie Selway is currently doing a Level 3 Electrical Apprenticeship through Bath College. She said, “From my experience, this is the best route to go down; you get paid whilst you’re learning and get a variety of hands on work and theory. An apprenticeship offers a lot of opportunities for progression and, as long as you have the right attitude and make the most of what is being offered, it can take you far.”
Event organiser, John Jefferies, added, “The fair is a great opportunity to find out about local apprenticeships at Bath College and beyond ranging from Level 2 right up to degree level.
“The fair is growing year on year and we have lots of new employers joining us for what will be a more interactive event than ever before.”
The event is free to attend.
For more details about apprenticeships at Bath College visit www.bathcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships