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Information drop-in to launch 2014 apprenticeships scheme

Information drop-in to launch  2014 apprenticeships scheme

Friday 21 February 2014

Information drop-in to launch 2014 apprenticeships scheme

Friday 21 February 2014

A States programme to help Islanders find the right trade apprenticeship is organising events to coincide with National Careers and National Apprenticeship Week, which begins on 3 March.

In addition to talks and presentations in schools and colleges, anyone interested in finding out about apprenticeship opportunities with Trackers Apprentice Programme is invited to attend a free information drop-in at Jersey Arts Centre on Saturday 1 March from 5 pm to 7 pm.

The event marks the start of Trackers’ three-week recruitment period for apprenticeships starting in summer 2014 and is an opportunity to talk to current apprentices, employers and Trackers mentors.

Up to 60 new places are available to start with Trackers this summer in both traditional areas - such as carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing, electrical trades, bricklaying, motor vehicle maintenance, welding and fabrication, catering and hairdressing - and new industries, including health care and hospitality. Applications are invited from individuals aged 16 plus and there is no upper age-limit.

Trackers provides quality apprentices who will become well-skilled employees with high aspirations and relevant qualifications. It puts more responsibility on the apprentice in all their training and work commitments. Trackers mentors provide an in-built support mechanism to fully monitor and guide the apprentice and the employer.

Apprenticeships may last from 18 months to four years depending on the training requirements of the industry and the stage at which the apprenticeship starts. Trackers funds relevant training and qualifications for the particular trade, as well as providing a dedicated mentor to offer help and guidance.

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