The fifth annual Solihull Apprenticeship Show takes place at the Christian Renewal Centre on Monday 27 June between 12.30pm and 7.30pm. The popular event gives people of the borough the opportunity to find out about available apprenticeships and is a great chance to meet the prospective employers.
There’s no need to book, although it is recommended that people avoid the busy time which is likely to be between 3 and 4pm. Attendees can meet those who are currently completing apprenticeships and quiz them on their work. There are jobs available in a wide range of sectors including: automotive, childcare, construction, engineering, hairdressing, healthcare, hospitality & catering and in the theatre.
Employers who will be attending include: Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Balfour Beatty, Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeships, National Grid, and the Royal Shakespeare Company amongst many others. There will also be stands for the training providers who offer nationally recognised qualifications alongside apprenticeship placements.
Apprenticeships allow people to gain practical experience whilst giving them the chance to study and develop their skills. 90% of those who complete an apprenticeship are either asked to stay on or are quickly able to find a new position within their industry.
Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Skills, said “I’m looking forward to the Solihull Apprenticeship Show; it’s always an excellent event that gives people the chance to find their perfect job. There are some top quality employers who are giving people great experience whilst allowing them to gain a qualification that will benefit them whatever they do in the future.”
Larissa Evans is in her third year as apprentice working at Jaguar Land Rover, she said: “I'm really enjoying my apprenticeship and am studying towards achieving a degree. The best thing about being an apprentice is that I am continuously developing valuable skills within the workplace whilst also benefiting from educational support from college and university.”