WORK-BASED learning is being increasingly promoted by a college.
Fareham College is highlighting the importance of apprenticeships by holding an open evening.
Representatives from companies including the NHS, Captec, The Rainbow Centre, and Barratt Homes will be there to promote potential opportunities within their organisations.
The college is aiming to highlight how apprenticeships benefit both the employer and apprentice and can help students as well as support businesses through the teaching of workplace skills that can be applied by trainees once they complete their course and enter the job market.
Claire Middleton, business development manager at Fareham College said: ‘Most employers take on apprentices with a view to, where possible, giving them a job at the end.
‘Many employers report an increase in staff morale as the company sees them investing in young people, and the apprentice benefits from gaining a formal qualification along the way, as well as daily practical experience.
‘Employers like the hands-on, technical skills apprentices can offer.
‘As well as an excellent route to employment, apprenticeships can also lead to a degree in some subject areas.’
Apprentices are employed by a company, but spend a day a week in college, benefiting from the expertise of tutors, and learning new skills that can be applied once back in the workplace.
Increased government emphasis on apprenticeships means that this training route is becoming a well-established and highly valued alternative to other training options.
The apprenticeships on offer at Fareham College help businesses to grow through providing cost-effective training.
Further information is available at the open evening which will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, or by visiting the website which can be found at fareham.ac.uk/apprenticeships