Apprenticeship Week 2013

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Apprenticeship Week is designed to highlight to businesses the potential benefits and processes of having an apprentice, as well as helping potential apprentices understand what opportunities are available for them. Various events will be taking place all around the country helping raise awareness of apprenticeships. For further information about National Apprenticeship Week.

The Devon Apprenticeship Event, Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park, Exeter
Tuesday 12th March 2013

Devon County Council is calling on small and medium sized businesses to think about the benefits of offering an apprenticeship.

The Council is organising a special event at Sandy Park in Exeter on Tuesday 12 March to bring young people and potential employers together.

Businesses are being encouraged to sign up to the event to see how they could get involved and maybe find a suitable apprentice for their organisation.

For businesses

  • The day starts with a Business Breakfast between 8:00 and 9:00 am for those considering taking on apprentices to find out more information.
  • Grants of £2,000 are on offer to businesses which register for the day. The National Apprenticeship Service has a grant scheme offering £1500 to businesses, with an additional £500 from Devon County Council for those attending the event.
  • There will be an opportunity to browse the exhibitions and meet even more training providers and employers all involved with apprenticeships.
  • Pupils in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 from all of Devon’s schools have been invited to the day and many will be coming along with their teachers or parents to find out more about apprenticeships, skills and employment.

For apprentices

  • The event will be attended by a number of Devon based employers and training providers exhibiting their apprenticeship opportunities on offer.
  • There will be a stage area for businesses and training providers to demonstrate employability skills and technical ‘on the job’ skills.
  • All the Devon colleges will be on hand to answer questions plus a range of training providers and employers providing interactive demos and talks throughout the day.
  • There will be an opportunity to browse the exhibitions and meet even more training providers and employers all involved with apprenticeships.

For further information, please contact one of our team:

Khristine Rumsby – 01392 381787 khristine.rumsby@devon.gov.uk
Thomas Satterly – 01392 382609 thomas.satterly@devon.gov.uk

 
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