Crawley Apprenticeship Fair is open to people of all ages

People of all ages can find out about apprenticeships at an event in Crawley.

Monday, 7th January 2019, 4:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:41 pm
Crawley Town Hall

It is open to anyone interested in learning more.

Apprenticeships are no longer age restricted and people can earn a qualification while working and earning at the same time.

The fair, run jointly by West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council, is a chance to meet employers and training providers attending and find out about vacancies.

Jack Harvey, an apprentice building surveyor at Crawley Borough Council, said: “I’ve found what I really enjoy about the apprenticeship is that I am gaining a vast amount of knowledge, due to both the learning in the workplace and spending one day a week at college.

“I believe anyone who is interested or thinking about apprenticeships should attend the Crawley Apprenticeship Fair. They will soon realise there is a wide variety of different jobs available that they may have not known about and from there find a job that best suits them.”

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Cllr Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, added: “An apprenticeship can be a fantastic opportunity for people of any age so I would encourage anyone considering this as an option to come along.”

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “Apprenticeships give people the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications while earning a decent wage, increasing their chance to have better opportunities in their working lives. The Crawley Apprenticeship Fair could be your first step to a new career, don’t miss out!”

The Crawley Apprenticeship Fair is on Thursday (January 10) is at Civic Hall, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ, from 4pm-7pm.

There is no need to book a place but to find out more email [email protected]