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Week-long activities to mark national Apprenticeship Week


Leicester College is hosting four activities to promote the value of apprenticeships to employers and potential learners during national Apprenticeship Week, 6-10 February 2012.

Desserts made by learners of the catering course
Desserts specially made by learners of the catering course will be sold in Leicester Market. Proceeds go to charity.

Apprenticeship Careers Fair

On Monday 6 February 2012 from 2pm to 6pm Leicester College will host an Apprenticeship Careers Fair at Freemen’s Park Campus supported by Jobcentre Plus, the National Apprenticeship Service and Connexions.

At the fair, the public can learn about the range of apprenticeships on offer and how to apply. Careers advisors will be available to answer questions and provide guidance.

Local businesses have been invited to use this opportunity to exhibit their own apprenticeship opportunities.

Workshops for potential apprentices

On Monday 6 February 2012, during the careers fair, there will be three workshops for job applicants on Interview Techniques, Completing Applications on the apprenticeship vacancy online website and the Role of Apprentices.

You’re Hired!

On Monday 6 February 2012 from 10:30am to 2pm, two groups of learners compete against each other selling cookies, cakes and pastries in Leicester Market, made by learners in the catering course. Styled after Lord Sugar’s BBC television programme,
The Apprentice, the teams face Principal Maggie Galliers in the Boardroom afterwards to learn who gets told: You’re Hired!

Taster Sessions for Schools

From Monday 6 February 2012 to Thursday 9 February 2012 schools from around Leicester and Leicestershire will be sending students to Leicester College’s three
campuses for taster sessions in a variety of apprenticeship routes including Beauty, Construction, Business Management, Floristry, Hairdressing, Hospitality and Food,
Motor Vehicle Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sports, Travel, Marketing,
and Retail.

“We don’t want anyone to lose out on an education or advancement in their career because of lack of information or because they think training or even a certain type of career is not for them. I would encourage anyone who has questions or doubts or who just wants to see what kinds of careers might be open to them, to come and speak with our experienced staff at our Careers Fair,” said Principal Maggie Galliers.

The fair and workshops are open free of cost to the public who can register online at or by telephone on 0116 224 2240.