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Mass attendance at Horsham Apprenticeship Fair 2020

More than 500 people visited Horsham’s Apprenticeship Fair this year, which took place at the Drill Hall, Horsham on Saturday 29 February.

Some 30 exhibitors, including apprentice employers, training providers, colleges, and universities, provided information and advice on the day with over 250 different job and training opportunities on offer. There were some major employers in attendance from the local area including Thales UK, Specsavers, HMRC Border Force, Sussex Police and Wienerberger, as well as many new companies offering apprenticeships for the first time.

The event, organised by Horsham District Council, in partnership with West Sussex County Council aimed once again to provide a platform for anyone wanting to find out about apprenticeships and the wide ranging types and levels of opportunities being offered.

With Horsham District Council now offering its own significant apprenticeship programme, it is in a strong position to help promote the increasing value of apprenticeships to local businesses.

Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy, Cllr Paul Clarke was extremely impressed by the exhibitors and the numbers attending.

He commented:

“There was a good cross section of businesses represented at the fair and it is a sign of the times that there are so many more  opportunities with top employers, not only for young people not wanting to go to university, but also for more mature workers wanting to change their career path or upskill themselves.

“ I was impressed with the number of young people there and also just how many parents attended, finding out about new career and training opportunities that do not involve university.”

The next employment event organised by Horsham District Council will be the Jobs and Skills Fair to be held in the Drill Hall in September 2020. If you are an employer expecting to be recruiting around that time, please contact the Council’s Employment Officer


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