More than 100 live apprenticeship opportunities will be on offer as part of a Residents' Programme event next week.

The Skills and Apprenticeship Show will take place at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE, on Tuesday 27 March between 4pm and 7pm.

It is free to anyone, whether you are leaving school, already a student or graduate, unemployed and seeking work, employed and looking to retrain or upskill, or simply wanting to find out more about apprenticeships in and around the City of Wolverhampton.

More than 30 employers and training providers from across the city will be at the event to showcase apprenticeships in engineering, hairdressing, construction, business admin, finance, health and social care, child care, nursing, management, and other sectors.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We work closely with city partners to develop apprenticeship opportunities across the city.

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

"We have an ambitious long term plan to encourage enterprise, empower people, reinvigorate our city and improve the prosperity of businesses and residents - and this event supports that.

"We're optimistic about the future of the city. It is a great place to live, learn and work."

Information will also be available on the higher/degree level apprenticeship, along with advanced and intermediate opportunities. 

Career advisors from City of Wolverhampton College and Connexions will offer support on the day.

Attendees can also meet and learn more about the apprenticeships offered by City of Wolverhampton College, University of Wolverhampton, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, Wolverhampton Homes, NOVA, Performance Through People, BBC, NatWest, Mann & Hummel, City of Wolverhampton Council, MOOG, Greene King, Babcock, EEF, Express & Star, The Royal Navy and Marines, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Seesaw Nursery, plus many more.

You can pre register for Type=links;Linkid=10227;Title=The Skills and Apprenticeship Show;Target=_blank; or just attend on the day.

It is just one of a range of free events taking place in the city between Wednesday 14 and Saturday 31 March to support local people to get support with living, learning and working in the City of Wolverhampton. For more information please visit Type=links;Linkid=10131;Title=LiveLearnWorkWolves;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Thursday 22 March, 2018