Young people find out about jobs, training and apprenticeships

29 March 2019

Training providers in Hertfordshire were on hand to talk to young people about apprenticeships, traineeships and jobs at a recent event organised by YC Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council’s youth service.


The event saw 13 training providers including Hertford Regional College, training provider JTL, which provides electrical installation and plumbing apprenticeships in the construction industry, the Prince’s Trust and UKTD, which offers apprenticeships in hairdressing and barbering.Young people who are not currently in employment, education or training and Year 11 students from Stevenage schools and their parents were invited to the event at Bowes Lyon Young People’s Centre to see what opportunities are available and to express interest in opportunities they would like to investigate further.

Other organisations advised about training courses in interview techniques, CV writing, covering letters, functional maths and English, First Aid training and other pre-employment skills in various industries including the aviation and railways industries.

Providers were able to network with other local providers at the event, exchange information and identify and develop mutually beneficial joint working and cooperative partnerships. It was also the chance to meet with young people who might be interested in training and development places they were looking to fill and sign them up for further discussions.

Ben, 16, said “It’s been really helpful, informative and easy to understand what is on offer. I’m going to follow up with Harts Learning and Development and JTL.”

Cindy Deacon, UKTD Employment Adviser, said, “It’s really good to have events like this because networking is so important to show young people what they can access and how. This is how we can support young people.  I’m definitely coming again”.


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