The event has been organised in response to a recent successful
launch amongst local businesses from the engineering and
manufacturing sectors that is linked to a £11.75m funding pot
awarded to Northumberland development company, Arch, from the
Government's RGF fund to make £15,000 available to qualifying
employers and which has seen several businesses create new
Apprenticeship vacancies as a result.
The two day event will see young people sign-up for a two week
Pre-Apprenticeship training programme that the college has created
in partnership with Zenith People.
Lisa Waller, Training Operations Manager at Zenith People, said:
"We are advising anyone aged 16 to 24 who is interested in starting
an Apprenticeship in the engineering and manufacturing sector to
come along and sign up for our 2 week training programme.
It's an aspirational programme and standards will be high, but the
hard work will be worth it. Attendees will be introduced to
employers who have live apprenticeship opportunities in roles
ranging from engineering maintenance to manufacturing
"Everyone who successfully completes the 2 week programme will
receive the certified EAL Level 2 qualification in Industrial
Environment Awareness and a guaranteed interview with local
employers, so it really is a great opportunity."
Apprenticeships are the ideal route to a nationally recognised
qualification while learning on the job, getting paid and receiving
training at college. Some apprentices attend college one day per
week, but the college works flexibly with employers and their
Lisa Mood, Employability and Business Development Manager, at
Northumberland College said: "We have live vacancies from employers
who are seeking to recruit apprentices now to help them grow and
develop their businesses.
"As well as benefitting employers with their recruitment and
selection of new talent, this Engineer Your Future programme will
help young people enormously by giving them underpinning knowledge
about the engineering and manufacturing sectors and preparing them
to successfully tackle the recruitment process for an
Zenith People has a proven track record with preparing young
people for apprenticeships across a broad range of sectors
and helping employers to tap into the right young talent for their
Northumberland College, which is the largest training provider
in the county, offers over 40 Apprenticeship courses and recently
received its best ever Ofsted result. The college also works with
more than 700 businesses across the region.
To register to attend the Engineer Your Future awareness session
on Wednesday 31 July or Thursday 1 August please contact the
Training Team at Zenith People on 0191 341 0291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org