College Offers Help To Get Young People Onto Apprenticeships

Mon, 2001-02-19 00:00

East Durham College has launched a new short course to help young people improve their chances of getting onto an apprenticeship.

If you are aged 16 to18 and not already working, studying or on a training course, you can enrol for free onto the 2-week programme which will run at the College’s Peterlee Campus as well as the Houghall Campus in Durham.

Julie Mordue, Director of Skills and Workforce Development at the College, explained: “East Durham College’s Get On An Apprenticeship is an ideal starting place which will give young people the skills and knowledge they need to apply for an apprenticeship and ultimately get a job.”

Get On An Apprenticeship will offer job interview training and techniques, help creating and improving CVs, help finding an Apprenticeship placement and experience in team-building, decision-making and problem-solving activities

Those who successfully complete the course will get a £20 cash reward as well as be able to claim back travel costs of up to £4/day for the duration of the course.

Julie went on to say: “There are loads of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship. Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you - through hands-on experience on the job.

There are more than 200 different types of Apprenticeships so there is something for everyone.”

To find out more please call Joanne Bryson on 0191 518 5514.