Stockton Council is calling on young people to come along to a special free event to learn how they can train for a better future through the apprenticeship route.
Staff will be on hand at Billingham Community Centre from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday 26 February, where they will be offering various taster activities to give a real feel for apprenticeships and all that Stockton Council can offer.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to find out more about a wide range of current vacancies in Customer Service, Team Leading and Business Administration. The vacancies are ideal for anyone who would like to develop customer liaison skills or progress in a business support role.
Also available are classroom-based apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, where apprentices can support pupils and teachers, supervise group activities and prepare for lessons.
Councillor Ann McCoy, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to develop some work-based skills and gain a qualification all while learning a salary.
"This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about the apprenticeship opportunities available for young people through the Council. The event is open to all 16 to 19 year olds so I would encourage any young person who is interested to come along and find out more."
Elizabeth Green, 22, is currently undertaking an apprenticeship in Teaching and Learning at Kirklevington Primary School. She said: "The tutors are fantastic and this is a great way to train as I get on the job experience.
"I am learning at first- hand how education is today. I also speak with other apprentices and listen to their experiences, which helps to widen my knowledge."
To find out more about the event, call Joanne Smith on 01642 528112 or email [email protected]
Stockton Council also has opportunities for ICT apprentices currenlty on offer.