Apprentice work needed in Hampshire

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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A FURTHER education college tutor is urging employers to take on an apprentice this autumn.

Jackie Page, head of the centre for work-based learning at Highbury College in Cosham, wants to see more regional companies follow the example of Rolls-Royce and EADS Astrium in offering apprenticeships.

She said: ‘Companies across the south are impressed with the energy and enthusiasm of young people entering apprenticeships who train with us.

‘Hundreds of talented young people are ready for the challenge and are eager to start work – they now need the opportunity.’

So far this year, more than 150 students have signed up at Highbury for apprenticeships – 72 of them are working with engineering or automotive companies.