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Wannabee apprentices urged to attend recruitment event

Published: April 4, 2017

The Cornwall College Group Bicton | Camborne | Saltash | St Austell apprenticeships

People in Cornwall wanting to become an apprentice with the county’s top employers are being urged to attend recruitment event Get Hired.

The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) and CCB will be hosting its third annual apprenticeship recruitment events this spring, with an event being held in Devon for the first time.

Taking place on Wednesday 26th April across the Saltash, St Austell, Camborne and Bicton College campuses, Get Hired will run from 5pm to 7.30pm. Employers attending this year with current apprenticeship vacancies include Pendennis Shipyard, Pall Aeropower, Exeter University, Ocean Housing Group, Redrow, Wrigley, Burts, the Eden Project and Danish Crown.

Last year’s events saw nearly 250 young people meet with prospective apprenticeship employers, and discover the opportunities available to them through local businesses such as Francis Clark, Sharp’s Brewery, Heligan Gardens, Blue Flame and SERCO.

Sally Foard, Director of Development at The Cornwall College Group, said: “We are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the South West, and work with thousands of businesses and individuals across the region every year. Our experienced apprenticeship recruitment team work hard to match individuals with inspiring employers.

“An apprenticeship enables young people and adult learners to earn while learning on the job, gain a real qualification and a real future. Whether it’s your job or your next step, being an apprentice means being fully employed with all the usual staff benefits, plus studying with industry experts who offer great support”.

Jonathan Stephens, Director at Truro Tractors said: “There is currently a short supply of available, well-qualified Agricultural Engineers within the industry. Two of our most experienced engineers began with the company as apprentices, and have been with us for 15 and 20 years respectively. We currently have two Land based Engineering apprentices, who have helped to drive the company forward and assisted in the substantial growth of what was once a ‘small’ family-run business”.

As well as being able to meet with employers who are looking to recruit apprentices, the event will enable students to speak to current apprentices and college tutors, apply for apprenticeship vacancies and get help with CV writing and interview tips.

For more information on apprenticeships at TCCG or to book a place at the Get Hired apprenticeship recruitment event on 26 April, please contact 0330 123 4785, email apprenticeships@cornwall.ac.uk or visit www.cornwall.ac.uk/get-hired  where you can book online.

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