Young people leaving school in Plymouth will now find it even easier to access the range of apprentices available in the city.
The Plymouth Apprentice Network is a new service coordinated by the Council’s Apprenticeship Team and developed in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service, The 1000 Club, The Devon and Cornwall Training Provider Network and The Plymouth Apprentice Manager’s Network.
Once online, the Plymouth Apprentice Network website will provide free and impartial information, advice and guidance about the apprenticeship career options in Plymouth.
Apprenticeship Ambassadors will also be attending school events and larger city events to share their experiences as an apprentice, to help young people to see the value of taking an apprenticeship route towards starting a lifelong career.
Council Leader Tudor Evans is launching the Plymouth Apprentice Network and said: “I spend a huge part of everyday trying to get young people from Plymouth into work and this Council is absolutely committed to helping our young people achieve their dreams. We know that for some people the chance at an apprenticeship may be a far better option than staying on at school so by launching the Plymouth Apprentice Network, we will be able to provide Job seekers and school leavers live updates and vacancies from some of the best apprenticeship employers in the city. It also means parents can get the information they need, and bust the many myths we hear about apprenticeships as a viable career option.”
There are over 1000 different job types available through an apprenticeship, you receive full training and a qualification as well as well as full time, paid work with an employer. With three million more apprenticeship opportunities being created over the next four years, there has never been a better time to learn whilst you earn.
Craig Marshall from the Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network said: “The new network seeks to ensure that no-one, young or old, misses out on the opportunity to improve their life chances by using the skills offered by an apprenticeship. Plymouth is leading the way in bringing all of the interested parties together to make getting involved easy and thereby ensuring that local people come first.”
For more information visit www.plymouthapprenticenetwork.co.uk