APPRENTICESHIP DAY – JUST THE JOB FOR YOUNGSTERS
More than 60 Gamesley youngsters showed just how keen they are to find work when they attended an apprenticeships awareness raiser on Wednesday (February 29).
Organised by High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council to mark leap year, the Leap into an Apprenticeship Open Day shone the spotlight on finding apprenticeships online.
The event was part paid for by the Member Initiative Funds of Gamesley councillor Anthony McKeown, the borough council’s executive councillor for community services; and Hadfield South councillor Bob McKeown.
Speaking after the open day, Cllr Anthony McKeown said: “The room was packed, showing just how keen young people are to find work. And I would particularly like to thank Casey’s Construction who attended the event to explain what they and other employers are looking for when considering taking on young people”.
Now, Connexions and Next Step are to follow up on the event by offering a series of one-to-one appointments to young people and adults wanting to improve their online apprenticeship profile, discuss career options or find vacancies. The sessions will take place in Gamesley Community Centre on Wednesdays from 11am to 12.30pm.
Alternatively, similar surgeries take place at Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Whitfield every Monday, from 10am to 1pm; Tuesday, 10am to 4.30pm; and Thursday, 12 noon to 4pm. For details, callConnexions on 0800 100 900.
Ian Huddlestone, the borough council’s executive councillor for regeneration, added: “With grants now available for local firms to take on apprenticeships and the county council looking to recruit 500 apprentices over the next few years, it’s really important that young people in Glossop and Gamesley register for these vacancies”, he urged.
Meanwhile, the IT suite in Gamesley’s Community Adult Education Centre remains available for young people and adults making job applications or seeking vacancies.