National Apprenticeship Week Celebrations at Riverside College
An exciting week of events and industry talks took place at Riverside College to highlight the amazing achievements and success stories of the College’s apprentices; all in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2019.
The theme of this year’s event was ‘Blaze A Trail’; discovering or developing something new. To tie in with this, Riverside College hosted an apprenticeship information event in which a host of major employers joined the College to promote new vacancies, speak about the many benefits of apprenticeships and provide ‘ask an apprentice’ opportunities for visitors to find our first-hand what life as an apprentice is like. Current Riverside College apprentice Sarah Myers and former apprentice and now permanent employee Millie Kilshaw also spoke to guests about the many benefits of completing an apprenticeship.
Throughout the week, the College released a series of video profiles with current apprentices. These included Fastflow Energy Services welding apprentice Joel Marc and Scottish Power apprentices Molly Kelly and Aaron Lyon. The apprentices spoke about topics including the application process, tips when applying, their time at Riverside and plans for the future.
Jayne Smith, Head of Skills and Enterprise at Riverside College said, “National Apprenticeship Week 2019 was a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate how apprentices bring new energy and passion into organisations. Apprenticeships are an important way for people to enter the labour market and develop a career, as well as helping people in work to progress and retrain.
“We work with all types of high profile local and national employers to deliver apprenticeships of exceptional quality. It was encouraging to hear so many of them promoting their vacancies at the information event to the next generation of future apprentices.”
Riverside College currently offers apprenticeships in Accountancy, Administration, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Hospitality, IT, Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing, Science and Welding.
The College works with employers to meet their future training and recruitment needs and support apprenticeships in over 50 different pathways. If you are interested in doing an apprenticeship or would like to hire a motivated young person to your workplace, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0151 257 2828 or browse out website.