Derby College is holding an apprenticeship and jobs fair at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park on Tuesday June 19 to showcase the opportunities available to people at local businesses and organisations.

The event is particularly aimed at young people finishing their GCSEs this summer – although vacancies are open to applicants of all ages.

Several employers will be attending the event between 5.30pm and 7.30pm with around 100 apprenticeship and job vacancies available at these and other local businesses and organisations.

Potential candidates will be able to get help to apply for vacancies at the event, speak to employers directly, attend CV and interview skills workshops and book a maths and English screening session – which is mandatory to apply for an apprenticeship and are valid for six months.

There are a wide range of apprenticeship roles currently being advertised through Derby College.

These include: agriculture, business administration, catering and hospitality, childcare, customer care, engineering and manufacturing floristry, healthcare, hairdressing, horticulture and sport.

IT, construction, engineering, motor vehicle, digital marketing, estate agency, financial services, HR, facilities services, professional construction and web development.

Derby College Deputy Principal April Hayhurst said: "There is always a large number of apprenticeship opportunities available at this time of year as employers recognise that young people in particular are at a crossroads in their lives – finishing school and college study programmes.

"This apprenticeship and jobs fair is therefore the ideal opportunity for young people and indeed people of all ages to find out more about apprenticeship opportunities in this area.

"Apprenticeships are the opportunity to earn while they learn – combining valuable work experience with nationally recognised qualifications.

"And businesses benefit from harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of young people, teaching them the skills they need to grow their business and ensuring that they do not face future skills gaps with an ageing workforce.

"As part of our support to businesses – we provide a recruitment service to help employers find the young people who will benefit their organisations and support candidates to ensure they have the skills they need to be successful in their search for jobs."

For information about current apprenticeship vacancies with Derby College, please visit the vacancies page

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