January 2010

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College will be hosting an information evening with a twist on Wednesday 3 February. The event will have a heavy focus on the apprenticeship schemes on offer at Writtle College. The event will run in its usual time slot of 5.30pm – 7.30pm and with no need for pre-registration, everyone is welcome.

The college is co-ordinating the apprenticeship information event in line with the National Apprenticeship week, taking place from Monday 1 February to Friday 5 February 2010.

At Writtle a student can apply to study for an apprenticeship scheme in Animal Care, Equine, Vet Nursing and from September 2010 apprenticeships in Floristry, Amenity Horticulture and Sport will also be available. Applications for all the schemes are welcome now.

Apprenticeships, also known as work-based learning schemes, provide the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst working within a chosen industry - students can literally earn while they learn.

Apprenticeship co-ordinator at Writtle College, Leanne Lockhart said: “An apprenticeship scheme is an opportunity for a student to hit the ground running and to not only thrive in an industry they are passinonate about, but to gain qualifications at the same time.

Apprenticeship schemes are also of a great advantage to employers, who can potentially benefit in areas such as increased productivity and industry competitiveness.”

On an apprenticeship scheme students will work in industry for a minimum of 30 hours per week and get paid a minimum of £95 per week.

A student studying on the apprenticeship scheme will gain an NVQ Level 2 qualification and upon completion will have the opportunity to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or an equivalent qualification.

To find out further information, please come along to the information event on Wednesday 3 February or email or call 01245 421612.

Pictured - An apprentice training at the College