TEENAGERS looking for an apprenticeship can get free support to help land one through a new course.
Gateshead-based Access Training has launched a course called Access to Careers which will help young people develop the skills they need to get an apprenticeship.
The course includes employability skills, recognising employment opportunities, developing a CV, applying for apprenticeship vacancies and preparing for interviews. Those who complete the course will achieve the nationally accredited Level 2 Progression Award qualification and develop the skills and confidence needed to become an apprentice. The students will also get one-to-one support to apply for apprenticeships across Tyne and Wear.
Access managing director Malcolm Armstrong said: “We have been helping young people start careers for 25 years and we see lots of 16-18 year olds who would love to get an apprenticeship but aren’t quite work-ready, in terms of skills and self confidence. This course is designed especially for them.”
The course, which is held at the Skills Academy on Team Valley, is free because it is government-funded and expenses are also paid.