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Young people urged to 'Get Up and Go' for National Apprenticeship Week in North Tyneside
There will be plenty of opportunities to discover in North Tyneside as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
It runs from March 4 – 8 and the council has been working with local schools and businesses to showcase the achievements and benefits of apprenticeships and highlight opportunities.
A full programme of activities and events in the borough can be found at skillsnorthtyneside.org.uk.
The week will culminate with the popular Get Up and Go event on Saturday 9 March, at the council’s HQ, on Cobalt Business Park, which aims to help young people and their parents/carers learn about opportunities across a range of occupational areas for which an apprenticeship can provide an entry route.
The exhibition-style event features a host of employers and learning providers who are actively seeking apprentices for their business and aims to highlight the benefits of an apprenticeship for young people aged 15-19 and their families.
The event is again expected to attract several hundred visitors on the day and young people can drop in at any point for any length of time during the session.
Cllr Peter Earley, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children, Young People and Learning, said, “This event is a fantastic opportunity for young people and their parents to come along and learn more about the different options that are available to them in the borough.
“Once again, the event will feature a wide range of businesses who will be directly looking to employ apprentices. I’d encourage as many people as possible to go along and find out more.”
The session runs from 10.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday 9 March at the council’s HQ on Cobalt Business Park.
Advisers from the Connexions service will be at the event to offer any advice or information, if necessary.
For further information on the Get Up and Go event, contact the Connexions service on (0191) 643 6965.