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Wannabee apprentices urged to attend recruitment event

Published: April 9, 2018

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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 fourth annual apprenticeship recruitment events this spring, with an event being held in Devon for the second time.
Taking place on Wednesday 25th April across the Saltash, St Austell, Camborne and Bicton College campuses, Get Hired will run from 5pm to 7.00pm.

Employers attending this year with current apprenticeship vacancies include: Pendennis Shipyard, Tecker, The University of Exeter, Ocean Housing Group, Persimmons Homes, The Wrigley Company (Mars Group), Eden Project, Logan Electronics Ltd, Cotel Telecom (UK) Rental, Wales and West, Furgo GeoServices, Polymermedics, Penlee House, YGS Landscape, Pall Aeropower, Creative View Limited, The Little Cornish Pantry, Persimmon Homes, Rothamsted Research, Blue Flame and many more.

Vacancies on offer cover engineering, horticulture, carpentry, electrical, trowel, food & beverage, web media, sign making & graphic design, business admin and laboratory work.
Last year’s events saw 200 young people meet with prospective apprenticeship employers, and discover opportunities available to them through local businesses. In addition to local employers, this year supporting organisations including: Building Plymouth, Livewell Southwest, Army Careers Centre and the Royal Air Force Careers Centres will be attending various campuses.

Sally Foard, Director of Development at The Cornwall College Group, said “we are the largest provider of apprenticeships in the South West”.

“We work with thousands of businesses and individuals across the region every year and we are proud that 91.3% of employers are likely or extremely likely to recommend us,” she continued.
“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”.

Emma Gilbert, Director of Buttons Accounting Limited said taking on apprentices “is the best way to bring employees into the business”.

“They bring fresh minds that absorb and learn so much in the first years of working,” she added.

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 25 April, please contact 0330 123 4785, email apprenticeships@cornwall.ac.uk or visit www.cornwall.ac.uk/get-hired where you can book online.

Visit www.cornwall.ac.uk/get-hired to view full list of employers exhibiting and at various campuses.


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