Young people looking to take the next step in their careers are being invited to find out all they need to know about apprenticeships at a special open day this month. Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre is hosting a leisure activities open day on the 15/16 October as part of a Wiltshire wide initiative to encourage people to enjoy the facilities at its centres. As part of the Open Day, the employment and skills team from Wiltshire Council will have an apprenticeships stand from 10am to 4pm with a wide range of information available and details of latest apprenticeship vacancies in the Salisbury area. Learning in Wiltshire staff will also be on hand between 12-2pm to talk about apprenticeships to young people, their parents as well as any employers who are looking to recruit.
There will also be one to one CV advice sessions for people of all ages delivered by Five Rivers Recruitment between 12 noon and 2pm. The “CV tune-up sessions” can be booked online via Eventbrite at http://fiveriverscvclinic.eventbrite.co.uk Visitors are encouraged to bring their CVs along with them on the day or email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org Fleur de Rhe-Philipe, cabinet member for economic development and skills said: “This is an ideal opportunity for those looking to tidy up their CVs and those considering the advantages of being an apprentice or employing one, to have focussed discussions with the experts. Wiltshire has already seen the benefits apprenticeships can bring to both the employee and employer and I’d encourage people to come along and take advantage of the information available.”
The Wiltshire Apprenticeship campaign sees the council work in partnership with apprenticeship providers across the county including the Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Training Provider Network and the National Apprenticeship Service. Businesses are encouraged to sign up and take on an apprentice particularly focussing on inspiring learners to aim for advanced and higher apprenticeships. The advice sessions are part of wider events taking place at Wiltshire-Council run leisure centres on the weekend of 15 and 16 October. People will have opportunities to have a look around and take part in activities over the weekend and discover information on special membership offers. For more details people can visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-promotions.