Monday, 24 June 2013

Hundreds of young people attend the Apprentice event at Accrington Town Hall last Friday

Hundreds of people flocked to Hyndburn's Labour Council apprentice event at Accrington Town Hall last Friday, where a range of apprenticeships and training places were up for grabs.

Aimed at people aged 16 to 24, attendees found out about apprenticeships direct from employers and training providers and got expert advice and one-to-one support in applying for apprenticeship vacancies.

Many would - be apprentices applied for apprenticeships and had an interviews with potential employers on the day. They also got the chance to get hands on and try out a range of skills and trades including dentistry, joinery, painting and decorating, childcare and catering.

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, said; “The event was really well attended and lots of people tried their hand at a range of skills and trades. I’d like to say a big thank you to the organisers and everyone who came along on Friday.”

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones opened the event, which was organised by Hyndburn Council in association with Hyndburn Chamber of Commerce, Accrington & Rossendale College, North Lancs Training Group, Training 2000 and Lancashire County Council.
Mr Jones said; “Organising this apprenticeships fair is part of the Council’s determination to focus on what really matters. It was a wonderful opportunity for young people to seek apprenticeships and meet employers face to face. With so many young people unemployed, it’s an issue that needs to be addressed; getting young people into work is part of being a better society.”