Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, will visit Southwark College as guest of honour at its Apprenticeships and Careers Fair on Friday 8 March. Marking the end of the 12th National Apprenticeships Week, the fair will be the finale of five days of activities across both Southwark College and its sister institution, Lewisham College.
The fair will welcome students, local employers and Southwark residents interested in finding out more about apprenticeships. As someone who fights to defend jobs in his borough, Neil will open the event and talk to students and staff about the opportunities that apprenticeships can offer. Visitors will then get the chance to browse a marketplace of stands hosted by businesses, and chat to current apprentices and employers.
Southwark College will also host an apprenticeship awards evening on 7 March, which will celebrate some fantastic success stories, and both Colleges will be holding informal drop-in sessions where students can find out more about apprenticeships.
Southwark College offers a wide range of apprenticeships in support services, creative industries, and business, is among the highest quality apprenticeship providers in South London. The Apprenticeship achievement rate was 8.5% above the national average, according to the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency.
Local residents and businesses are invited to attend Southwark College’s Apprenticeships and Careers Fair, which will take place on Friday 8 March at 25, The Cut, SE1 8LF from 11am to 2pm. For more information, see www.lscollege.ac.uk/events