College launches ’50 apprentices in 50 days’ campaign
February 11, 2022
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 marks the 15th annual celebration of apprenticeships, showcasing the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, local businesses, and the economy.
To coincide with this year’s theme, ‘Build the Future’, the College has launched an exciting campaign, ’50 apprentices in 50 days’, as part of their commitment to growth in the local economy and business community.
The College is calling on support from employers, large, medium or small, to consider the unlimited benefits of an apprenticeship and how they can drive success and long-term business growth. With many apprenticeships available in areas such as human resources, business administration, leadership, early years and health, dental nursing, auto care and HGV, there is something available for every employer. For more information, please visit our dedicated ’50 apprentices in 50 days’ section.
Throughout the week, St Helens College and Knowsley Community College will also host a range of internal activities alongside sharing apprenticeship content across their digital channels including:
- Online CV Workshops
- Mental Health Sessions with Seddon Construction
- Apprenticeship Information Sessions
- Apprenticeship Open Events – employers and apprentices from Galliford Try, Livv Housing and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will be in attendance
- #AskanEmployer with Cheshire Seals and Compon8ents
- #AskanApprentice with current Mechanical Engineering Apprentice, Rebecca
- Parents’ Guide to Apprenticeships
- Apprenticeship Vacancies of the Day
- Live Q&A Sessions
As one of the largest apprenticeship providers in the Liverpool City Region, currently offering apprenticeships in over 20 different sectors, from engineering and science to health and business, the College works with a range of high-profile employers including the NHS, Matalan, Merseyside Police, Science and Technology Facilities Council and Livv Housing.
During the week you will hear from one of the College’s long-standing employers, Paul Wallace, Managing Director at Cheshire Seals and Components, as he gives his insight on apprenticeships and how they have made a positive impact within the business.
Having only ever employed apprentices since launching the company back in 2008, he said, “I wanted to create a workforce that would grow with the business and help shape who we are. Our Apprentices are always learning and developing new skills which will future proof the business”.
Mechanical Engineering Apprentice at Cheshire Seals, Rebecca, also had the opportunity to speak about her apprenticeship journey. She said “I have always loved discovering how things work and prefer to learn in a practical way, so an engineering apprenticeship was the perfect choice for me. I have learnt so much both at College and in the workplace and it is great to be training for my career whilst earning a wage.”
The Apprenticeships Team will be answering any questions throughout the week through its social media channels to help inform and enhance the information provided about apprenticeships.
To find out more about becoming an apprentice, visit; www.sthelens.ac.uk/apprenticeships or www.knowsleycollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships.
For more information about the ’50 apprentices in 50 days’ campaign and to get involved, visit: www.sthelens.ac.uk/50.