If you are aged 16 or over an apprenticeship could be the way forward for you.

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A Residents Week event in the Hayward Suite at Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, WV1 4QR, on Thursday 17 March, will provide all the information you need, plus job support and training advice on other routes into employment and self employment.

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 Wolverhampton at different levels, and currently 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.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Apprenticeships are an excellent pathway into employment.

"We work closely with city partners to develop apprenticeship opportunities across the city.

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

There are 3 different levels of qualification - Level 2 Apprenticeship (GCSE equivalent), Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (A-Level equivalent), and Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship (Degree Apprenticeship).

For the first time the Higher Level Apprenticeship is being offered in construction, accountancy and the legal sector.

The morning session of the event at Molineux Stadium runs from 10am to 1.30pmand will provide the chance to talk to residents who are self employed and find out about self employment opportunities with a ready made customer list.

Get advice from Access to Business, City of Wolverhampton College and Wolverhampton Adult Education Service. For more information call Access to Business on 01902 572397.

Between 2pm and 7pm City of Wolverhampton College and Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, Connexions, Kaplan, BPP, plus many more organisations, will be on hand to provide support and answer questions on apprenticeships and training.

On the day apprenticeship opportunities will be on offer with Wolverhampton Homes, NHS, HS Marston, Staffordshire Fire Service and Woodford Home Care.

Parents are welcome to attend the event and talk to employers and training organisations.

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

Free health checks are also on offer throughout the day at Molineux Stadium.

This is just one event taking place during Residents Week. People wanting to boost their chances of finding the right job or improving their health can get the help and support they need during Wolverhampton Residents Week Monday 14 to Friday 18 March. The week brings together a series of drop in events and fun free activities to support local people to compete for jobs, become self employed, develop their skills and improve their health and fitness.

Caption: Back row (l-r): Rob Edge, Section Leader Licensing Services; Ryan Lal, Neighbourhood Services Apprentice; Jon Lloyd, Licensing Apprentice; Front row (l-r): Councillor John Reynolds; Eleasha Charlton, Risk Management Apprentice; Joe Perry, Digital Transformation/Channel Shift Apprentice, all from City of Wolverhampton Council

  • released: Thursday 10¬†March, 2016