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28 February 2014
National Apprenticeship Week 03-07.03.14.

It is National Apprenticeship Week from 3rd - 7th March, and as part of this, Bedford Borough Council has planned a number of activities to showcase the achievements and benefits that Apprenticeships deliver for both apprentices and their employers.

During the week, the following activities will be taking place:

Apprenticeship Drop-in Surgeries at The Jobs Hub on Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th March - there is no need to book, just come along between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday or Wednesday, or between 9.30am and 1.30pm on Friday to learn more about Apprenticeships and speak to an expert adviser.

An ‘Engineering Apprenticeship Speed-Interviewing Event’ at The Jobs Hub on Tuesday 4th March 2014, – this event will offer the chance for Bedford Borough residents interested in apprenticeships to be interviewed for an apprentice opportunity with local and national engineering firms.  To book your place, contact Rebecca Smith via email at rebecca.smith@bedford.gov.uk.

An Apprenticeship Introduction Event at Bodyflight Bedford, in partnership with Bedford College and the National IT Partnership, on Thursday 6th March 2014-this event is open to 15-18 year olds and includes CV and employability skills workshops, with the opportunity to meet with local apprenticeship employers, providers and current apprentices. To book a place, students will need to liaise with their schools’ Careers Adviser or contact Rebecca Smith at the Jobs Hub.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, and the Federation of Small Businesses ‘Apprenticeship Tour’ on Friday 7th March 2014 – the apprenticeship tour will visit a range of small businesses who employ apprentices to learn more about their experiences.

Throughout the week, Bedford Borough Council will be tweeting why you should consider an apprenticeship or if you are an employer, why you should employ an apprentice. Follow @bedfordtweets. 

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