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3rd March 2016

Young people will be able to find out about over 100 apprenticeship vacancies at City of York Council’s York apprenticeship Recruitment Event on Wednesday 9th March. York College will be at the event, taking place at West Offices between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. The event heralds National Apprenticeship Week (14th -18th March) and will highlight both the business benefits of hiring apprentices and the individual benefits of pursuing an Apprenticeship job with training.

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The event will provide an opportunity for young people aged 16-24 and their parents to meet with recruiting employers as well as find out about alternative routes to Level 3 qualifications and university. As well as the chance to speak to employers the event will also offer the opportunity for attendees to book one-to-one advice and guidance sessions to help them with their next steps after school or college.

With over 100 apprenticeship vacancies across the city, from accountancy to marketing to engineering, construction and childcare, employers attending the event will include Nestlé, Primark, William Birch, Portakabin, the Armed services, Marriott Hotel and many more who are looking to fill vacancies and share information on their apprenticeship schemes. Training providers will also be available to discuss other York based apprenticeship vacancies and training opportunities. Young people attending the event are encouraged to bring their CV along as they speak to businesses about potential opportunities.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council said: “This ever-popular event offers the chance for young people to receive support and advice on apprenticeship vacancies as they look to start their career. Young people are increasingly recognising that an apprenticeship has a great deal to offer in helping to build a successful career and can be of great benefit to businesses as well. As a council we are committed to creating apprenticeships in the city with our York Apprenticeship Hub which supports businesses across York. I hope many young people take the opportunity to visit what will be an interesting and very useful event.”

The event comes after news in November that York was named as the sixth best performing local authority in the UK, with figures showing a 30 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of apprenticeship starts in 2014/15.

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