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To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6th - 10th March) a range of open evenings and activities have been arranged in St Helens to highlight the benefits of an apprenticeship, how they can be secured –and busting myths associated with them.

National Apprenticeship WeekTo mark National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6th - 10th March) a range of open evenings and activities have been arranged in St Helens to highlight the benefits of an apprenticeship, how they can be secured –and busting myths associated with them.

St Helens College will be hosting a series of activities giving those interested in kick-starting a career in a range of industries, including construction, engineering, health and social care, digital, logistics, hospitality and catering, hairdressing, a flavour of what to expect. Experts will be on hand to help identify career choices, offer interview tips and help with application forms and CVs.

The programme of activities has been designed to complement careers education schemes of work and commissioned Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) services. The aim of the activities is to raise awareness to young people, parents and carers of the opportunities of an apprenticeship.

Jette Burford, St Helens College Principal, said: “St Helens College is proud to provide an extensive range of apprenticeship opportunities and with National Apprenticeship Week on the horizon; we are committed to increasing the awareness of apprenticeships and the many exciting opportunities they can create for young people.”

A picture of one of our ApprenticesSt Helens Council Leader, Barrie Grunewald, said: “This is a great opportunity for young, enthusiastic people, looking to get their foot on the employment ladder, to discover the benefits of apprenticeships, which - I believe -hold the perfect balance of learning and working – while earning a wage at the same time.

“I would encourage anyone considering undertaking an apprenticeship to take part in one of these events, as it could ultimately be that step closer to landing a dream job.”

Open evenings and activities taking place at St Helens College during National Apprenticeship Week include:

  • St Helens College: Tailored School Liaison Activity
    Monday 6 March 2017 – Friday 10 March 2017

Throughout National Apprenticeship Week, St Helens College’s School Liaison Team will provide additional support and guidance to young people, focusing on the types of apprenticeships available across a range of industries, typical entry requirements and how to search and apply for apprenticeships.

For schools wishing to provide tailored apprenticeship information to their students, please contact the School Liaison Team on 01744 623225 / 623129.

  • St Helens College: Social Media Takeover
    Monday 6 March 2017 – Friday 10 March 2017

Throughout National Apprenticeship Week, St Helens College will dedicate its social media platforms to an entire week of posts about fantastic apprenticeship vacancies, myth busters, apprentice success stories and employer testimonials.

Watch this space! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: sthelenscollege

A job shop will be open to members of the public, should they wish to drop-in and receive advice on how to apply for apprenticeships including CV and interview tips. They will also have the opportunity to take a look at current apprenticeship vacancies and if they meet entry criteria, will be able to join St Helens College’s Access to Apprenticeships course. The course is designed to help people gain valuable skills in order to become apprenticeship ready and in a stronger position to secure a dream apprenticeship.

To help shape and enhance the career advice provided in local schools, St Helens College will be hosting a breakfast event at Colours Restaurant for local careers advisers. The event is intended to provide an update on new St Helens College provision including apprenticeship opportunities and specialist areas; Dental Nursing, Northern Logistics Academy, MOT Testing and more.

They will also have the opportunity to speak to tutors and take a tour of our training facilities.

To book a place, please visit: www.sthelens.ac.uk/NAW-Breakfast

Alternatively, contact Louise O’Brien on 01744 623129 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..