341-LordLouisLibraryTo coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (9th to 13th March), an event is being held at Newport Library on Thursday 12th March 2015 for young people to find out about local apprenticeships and apply for upcoming opportunities. 

The ‘Great Apprenticeships’ day involves a number of local training providers including HTP Training, Smart Training and Recruitment, the Care Learning Centre, FNTC Training and Island Training.

Careers information and advice for young people will also be provided by the Isle of Wight Council Choices team.

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The day is split into two sessions, the first between 11:00 and 15:00 for young people looking to apply for opportunities available now. A late session, held between 15:00 and 19:00, is for school leavers to discuss their future plans and opportunities.

Councillor Jonathan Bacon, Isle of Wight Council leader and Executive member for children’s services, said:

“Apprenticeships provide training opportunities for young people in the career they want to enter. They also get paid to learn on the job.

“The Great Apprenticeships day is an excellent opportunity for young people to find lots of information from training providers as well as applying for apprenticeships they may be keen on.”

The council has recently launched an A-level consultation for young people aged 11 to 18. The short survey aims to gather views on how important certain factors are for young people when choosing where they would like to study their A-levels. It also asks what young people plan to do once their A-levels are finished.

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