Dorchester Sports Centre Hosts Apprenticeship Roadshow

Dorchester Sports Centre

Published at 9:17am 12th March 2015.

Dorchester Sports Centre is putting on an Apprentice Roadshow today (12th March) in an effort to provide first-hand experience of the potential career path.

Dorchester Sports Centre is hosting an Apprentice Roadshow today (12th March) in an effort to provide first-hand experience of the potential career path.

Set during National Apprentice Week (March 9th-13th), the roadshow will welcome apprentices from South West leisure company 1610 (formerly Somerset Leisure), giving the opportunity for both young people and employers to gain contacts, ask questions and receive further information.

The event will run from 3.30pm - 6.00pm at the facility in Coburg Road.

Amanda Charlton, Head of WorkOut Learning at 1610, said it provides a great opportunity for young people and local employers to find out the facts from the right people. "Not everyone wants to go to University, and learning while you earn as part of an apprenticeship scheme is a great alternative for many young people.

"The roadshow is also a great opportunity for local employers to come along and find out what it means to take on an apprentice."

National Apprentice Week aims to celebrate the positive impact that apprenticeships have had on individuals and businesses. The traineeships are aimed at 16-24 year olds, with apprenticeships starting from 16 years onwards.
Last year, the Government invested a total of £1.5 billion in apprenticeships. 90% of apprentices continue to stay in employment after finishing the schemes.