South Cheshire College Backs National Apprenticeship Week 2014

South Cheshire CollegeSouth Cheshire College is throwing its weight behind the National Apprenticeship Week campaign which gets underway next week. 

National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and aims to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The Crewe College will be promoting the exciting range of apprenticeships on offer at its Crewe campus throughout the week from Monday 3rd March to Friday 7th March 2014.

Apprenticeship Week aims to increase awareness, understanding and demand for apprenticeships, celebrate apprenticeship talent, skills, achievement and successes and promote all apprenticeship levels and progression routes.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Great Apprenticeships’ emphasising that ‘Great Businesses’ are made by apprentices and apprenticeships lead to ‘Great Prospects.’

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Apprenticeships, which offer excellent on-the-job training, are delivered by the College’s Work Related training team and young people are working full time with employers across the region.

Apprentices also gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their programme and courses often lead to full time employment.

Up to 200 apprentices are now signed up at South Cheshire College and many employers are recognising the positive impact they can have on their organisation.

Apprenticeships are available in areas such as Business and Administration, Hospitality and Catering and Engineering and Railway Engineering.

Every year, the College presents an Apprentice of the Year award to the apprentice who has excelled in the workplace and at college.

Martin Stone, Work Related Training Manager at South Cheshire College, said:
“We are delighted to support National Apprenticeship Week and promote all the apprenticeships we offer at South Cheshire College.

“Our apprenticeship provision continues to go from strength-to-strength and we are working with more and more employers across the region and further-a-field.

“We are happy to chat with anyone who is interested in signing up for an apprenticeship and employers who want to find out more about the benefits an apprentice can bring to their organisation.”

For more information about apprenticeships at South Cheshire College, please contact the Work Related Training Team on 01270 654638. www.scc.ac.uk

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Don Mifsud, 21, is one of the many South Cheshire College Apprenticeship success stories.