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Seventy apprenticeships up for grabs

21st July 2015

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) has more than 70 apprenticeships on offer.

Seventy apprenticeships up for grabs

The college, which recruits on behalf of local employers, is looking to fill positions ranging from business administration to customer service, early years to engineering and hair and beauty to IT and retail.

Successful applicants will earn around £120 a week while gaining valuable work experience and nationally recognised qualifications. Typically they would work with their employer for four days a week and go to college for one day. NULC boasts a high success rate among apprentices with its 16-18 apprenticeship results 10% higher than the national average.

Among the top employers looking to hire are Amanda for Blinds, Michelin, The Trentham Estate, Meaford Day Nursery and Robertas Bridal.

Said NULC's head of employer engagement and training Carl Riding: "It's unusual to have so many openings at this time of year. I think good employers are really switched on to apprenticeships now as a cost-effective way of training new and existing staff and filling skills gaps with loyal employees. Apprentices have the opportunity to gain real experience while earning and learning.

"With exam results just around the corner, it's a great time for young people to secure an apprenticeship. We have some really interesting opportunities including a web developer, sign-writer, electrical/mechanical engineer, a CNC machinist and Wade Ceramics are looking for a modeller and 3D designer. These are the sort of roles that will provide terrific prospects for bright new recruits."

Apprenticeships are one of the few training routes where funding is still available although it is mainly dependent on the age of the apprentice.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College offers apprenticeships alongside A-levels, degrees and vocational qualifications and works with employers facing a talent shortage in sectors such as engineering, accountancy, health and social care, early years or hair and beauty.

NULC's apprenticeship vacancies are listed here.

Employers wishing to hire apprentices, should contact Carl Riding on 01782 254351.

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