City of Wolverhampton is hosting a major apprenticeships event as part of Residents Week next month - the news comes during National Apprenticeship Week 2017.

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'The Apprenticeship Show' will take place on Tuesday 4 April, between 4pm and 7pm, at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE.

Residents of all ages can find out more about apprenticeships, and meet employers and training providers with apprenticeship vacancies.

Everyone attending will receive a list of current opportunities within the city.

The event is supported by City of Wolverhampton College, the University of Wolverhampton and City of Wolverhampton Council.

It is free to all City of Wolverhampton residents, so just drop in for the opportunity to find the right career for you, discover jobs with training, meet employers, get career advice and guidance, and join in with have a go activities.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The Apprenticeship Show is open to residents of all ages.

"We have joined forces with City of Wolverhampton College and the University to provide all the information you need in one place.

"So just drop in and learn more about starting or excelling your career through an apprenticeship.

"The council employs a number of apprentices in a variety of departments - and it has proved a very successful way to recruit staff."

An apprenticeship is a job with training, where you can gain recognised qualifications and essential skills while working and earning a wage.

There are more than 300 types of apprenticeship in the City of Wolverhampton at different levels, and currently around 70 apprenticeship vacancies on offer with employers in the city.

Some of the country's top employers are offering apprenticeships to help give young people the best start in their career.

For more information on apprenticeships in the City of Wolverhampton please contact Ravinder Lalli at City of Wolverhampton Council on ravinder.lalli@wolverhampton.gov.uk or call 01902 550591.

This is just one event in a week of free events to support local people during Residents Week (1 to 7 April). For more information visit Type=links;Linkid=8180;Title=Residents Week;Target=_blank;.

The City of Wolverhampton has so much to offer - it is a great place to live, learn, and work, and Residents Week activities are supported by a range of organisations in the public, voluntary and faith sectors.

  • released: Thursday 9¬†March, 2017