Colleges campaign to encourage young people into apprenticeships

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AN AWARENESS campaign has been launched to encourage more young people to choose apprenticeships.

Fareham College has teamed up with Eastleigh College to promote apprenticeships, coinciding with the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2016 today. The colleges are encouraging employers to pledge the number of apprentices they plan to recruit this year, with the aim of reaching 500 new apprentices by September.

Fareham College’s principal Nigel Duncan said: ‘This is a great collaborative project to raise the awareness and opportunities that apprenticeships offer.

‘Kicking off your career with an apprenticeship is a great way to get a head start in the field you want to work in; this type of training is highly flexible and enables individuals to start working and earning a wage while developing professional and technical skills and gaining the qualifications that future employers want.’

Jan Edrich, principal at Eastleigh College, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to bring both of our voices together to convey the same message, and enhance people’s understanding of the range of benefits apprenticeships can offer.’

For more go to fareham.ac.uk or eastleigh.ac.uk