Advice session for students looking at apprenticeships

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Young people in Calderdale are invited to the annual apprenticeship evening organised by Calderdale Council to find out about opportunities available to them when they leave school.

At the event students will be able to meet a range of businesses that can provide apprenticeship opportunities, such as Yorkshire Water, Lloyds Banking Group and Calderdale Council.

Young people can also discuss what it’s like to complete an apprenticeship with those who have already completed one and gained employment.

Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Councillor Megan Swift, said: “Apprenticeships are a really good opportunity. They not only offer the chance to learn new skills and get a great deal of experience in the workplace, but they can often lead to long term employment.

“As well as apprenticeships, Calderdale has the real benefit of many organisations working together to provide many different opportunities to enable young people to work and take part in education or training.”

As part of the national change to improve skills and extend learning, Raising Participation Age (RPA) means that young people now have to stay in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.

The event will take place on Thursday March 13, from 4pm until 7pm, at The Shay Stadium, Halifax,