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Employers invited to participate in 2012 Apprenticeship Careers Fair


Leicester College is inviting employers in Leicestershire to participate in its Apprenticeship Careers Fair on 6 February 2012 from 2pm to 6pm.

The one day fair, supported by Job Centre Plus, will be an opportunity for companies who are interested in hiring apprentices in the immediate or medium term future to meet with potential apprentices and individuals who may be thinking about taking an apprenticeship. The event is free to employers to exhibit.

Apprenticeships are a nationally-recognised training scheme which allow people to train and earn a wage at the same time.

Leicester College offers a wide range of apprenticeship programmes from business administration and catering to IT and engineering. It also offers a unique service to businesses in Leicestershire through its Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA).

Manager of Employer Engagement and Partnerships, Marie Cart, explained: “The ATA is designed to save businesses time and money when recruiting as the college employs the apprentice and then matches them to the company’s requirements. We manage all the recruitment and underwrite the HR costs as part of the fee-based service we provide,”

Principal Maggie Galliers said, “From a business perspective, apprenticeships make absolute economic sense. This Careers Fair will be an excellent opportunity to bring together companies who want to invest in their future and individuals who are interested in developing their careers and want to know more about apprenticeships.” she added.

Steve Roome from Jobcentre Plus said: ” We are delighted to be working in partnership with Leicester College on this  exciting opportunity for employers and potential apprentices. Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you – through hands-on experience on the job.”

Employers interested in exhibiting at the Apprenticeship Careers Fair may contact Leicester College Events Coordinator on 0116 224 2240 for further details.