SLC offers chance to find out about engineering apprenticeships

Potential students and businesses who may be interested in exploring what Engineering Apprenticeships have to offer are being invited to an event at South Leicestershire College next week.

Held as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 14-18, the event will showcase more information about apprenticeships and their benefits, as well as offering the opportunity to speak to current Engineering apprentices and network with employers.

The event will be held at South Leicestershire College in South Wigston, on Thursday, March 17, from 5pm – 7pm.

Alan Wilson, Director of Learning and Skills for South Leicestershire College, said:

“Engineering opens up a huge range of career options, from jobs in aerospace and robotics to electronics, biotechnology and civil engineering.

“The industry is ever-evolving. Whether you are finishing your GCSEs or have decided AS Levels aren't for you, Apprenticeships are a great route into full-time employment, further training or higher education.

“Also, if you’re an employer, an Apprenticeship is a fantastic way to upskill current staff members. I’d encourage all companies to come to the event to see how SLC can work with your needs,” he added.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2016) is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The key themes for National Apprenticeship Week 2016 are: “An apprenticeship can take you anywhere”, with a particular focus on higher skills to show how young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships.

Register your place here.

Click here to find out about the range of apprenticeships available at South Leicestershire College or email