Southwark College marked the annual celebration of National Apprenticeship Week by hosting an Apprenticeships Fair in the College's Employability Hub where employers from in and around Southwark came together to provide insights into Apprenticeships and highlight how this nationally recognised qualification can help build the future workforce and support the local community into training and employment.
Representatives from Carewatch, Oasis Care and Training Agency and Department for Work and Pensions were on hand to talk to attendees about the benefits of Apprenticeships, including earning why you learn, hands-on work experience and gaining a valuable qualification to enhance their career prospects.
The Fair organised in collaboration with the College's employer partners, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Southwark Works, and St Giles was an opportunity for young people and adults to speak with employers about the apprenticeship opportunities in a range of sectors and find out more about the application process, networking opportunities and career prospects.
Southwark College's Employability Hub hosts regular employability events, including Kickstart and SWAP (Sector-based Work Academies) sessions to help job seekers in the local community build on their confidence, access employment opportunities and gain the work experience and qualifications they need to start their careers.
To find out more about the Employability Hub services, visit southwark.ac.uk/hub.