On Saturday 29 February, Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council will once again co-host the Horsham Apprenticeship Fair.
The fair, will be held at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham and will take place between 10am and 2pm.
It will see some 40 local and national apprentice employers and training providers from a wide variety of sectors present their current and upcoming opportunities.
The event is free and anyone is welcome to attend. It is one major route for young people starting out on a career, but also older, more experienced people are now able to retrain using apprenticeship courses.
Commenting on the return of the event, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said:
“I am really pleased that this key event is making a return this year after the last two year’s successful events, where literally hundreds of people have been successfully placed in jobs and on training schemes.
This year’s Apprenticeship and Traineeship Fair follows on from the previous two years’ successful events, where 85 exhibitors with more than 800 opportunities have seen a total of 2000 visitors attend the events.
“Apprenticeship training programmes let you gain real work experience (and earn money) while you learn and at the end you receive a recognised qualification.
“I believe this event goes a long way to ensuring apprenticeships are represented as a real and meaningful alternative to university entrance and are also fast becoming a new route to a different career for experienced workers.”
Confirmed employers this year include Ascot Care Ltd, British Airways, Brighton University, British Army, Chichester College Group, Cisswood House Hotel, Horsham District Council, Little Barn Owls, Little Monkeys Day Nursery, Metricell Ltd, Mountjoy, Nestle, Places For People Leisure, RAF, Rossetts Commercials Mercedes-Benz, Specsavers, Spellman HV Electronics Ltd, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Sussex Police, Thales, Thomas Keating, UK Border Force, Weinerberger and West Sussex County Council.