South Staffordshire College

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeships Week

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A key event in the college calendar, National Apprenticeship Week 2017 starts on Monday 6th March. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual event, which sees employers, apprentices and providers like South Staffordshire College come together to celebrate successes and guide others who would like to take a practical route into their chosen career.

With an increasing number of learners embarking on apprenticeship programmes at South Staffordshire College, staff are poised for a busy week as they prepare to deliver a variety of workshops and drop in sessions for existing learners, while also visiting local schools to offer advice to those who are soon to complete their exams and are thinking about their next steps.

Learners will also benefit from the college’s fantastic employer links as national house builder Redrow Homes will be visiting the college Rodbaston and Torc campuses to deliver sessions on how studying for an apprenticeship can pave the way for a rewarding career in industry.

Speaking about the week ahead, John Renshaw, Head of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement at the College says “Apprenticeships are a superb way for people to start their career and also offer a fantastic opportunity for employers to find fresh new talent for their business. National Apprenticeships Week is a celebration of all that Apprenticeships have to offer and we’re looking forward to working with our learners and the wider community to help them explore the opportunities available to them.”



South Staffordshire College offer a wide variety of apprenticeship programmes in subjects including Motor Vehicle, Agricultural Engineering, Business Administration and many more.

Available at various levels, apprenticeships are designed for people of all ages and are an increasingly popular route to employment. They provide people with the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and practical training whilst also earning a salary. South Staffordshire College have seen a surge in Apprenticeships enquiries in recent years and are working alongside more businesses than ever to deliver opportunities in sectors including Veterinary Nursing, Motor Vehicle, Hairdressing, Land based Engineering and many more.

As always, the college’s dedicated apprenticeships experts will also be on hand throughout National Apprenticeships Week to answer questions from the wider public and businesses about the benefits of becoming or hiring an apprentice. You can call the team on 01785 710 520.

Alternatively, to find out more about the full range of apprenticeships on offer at South Staffordshire College and take your first steps towards your ideal job, why not visit the college open events which are taking place later this month.

Tamworth Campus – 20th March, 6pm – 8pm
Torc Campus (Tamworth) – 20th March, 6pm – 8pm
Cannock Campus – 21st March, 6pm – 8pm
Lichfield Campus – 23rd March, 6pm – 8pm
Rodbaston Campus – 25th March, 10am – 1pm

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