Find out how to build your future with an apprenticeship at our event

During National Apprenticeship Week (7-11 February) discover how to build your future career at our Apprenticeship Careers Fair on Wednesday 9 February. The event in the Heartspace at the Infirmary Road campus will give people the chance to explore the benefits of apprenticeships and the range of opportunities available. Firstly, it will open for college and school students from 10 am until 4pm. The general public can then visit from 4pm until 6pm.

Build your future in a range of industries

The Chesterfield College Group supports over 3,500 apprentices a year, working with hundreds of employers across a range of industries from care to construction and engineering to education.  Apprenticeships give you the chance to learn and train for a specific job, earn a wage and get hands-on experience.

A host of local employers who value the role that apprentices play in their workforce will be at the event. They are keen to meet their future workforce and illustrate how apprenticeships provide a great way to develop skills and a career.

Come along to chat to employers. Here are just a few of the organisations who will be at the event to tell you more apprenticeships:

  • The Army
  • CBE+
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • United Cast and Bar
  • Rykneld Homes

Meet the apprentices

Apprentices will also be at the event to share their experiences of what it is really like to learn and earn in a range of different jobs and industries.

For example, apprentices like Joe Green who finished his electrical apprenticeship last year with Guinness Property last year and now works in their property maintenance and repair team will be on hand to answer your questions. When we asked Joe what advice he would give to anyone looking for an opportunity to develop their career he told us:

“I say this to everybody, find something you are interested in and, if you can, get an apprenticeship. It is the best decision I ever made. You get paid to get a qualification, get lots of experience and have fun meeting new people. The last 5 years of college and my apprenticeship has gone really quickly and I am happy with how it is set me up for the future.”

A photograph of Joe Green outside Guinness Property next to the company vans he uses to go from job to job

Supporting you with an apprenticeship

Importantly, there are plenty of exciting apprenticeship vacancies to choose from. The apprenticeship team from the college will be on hand at the event to offer guidance about the range of options available. They will also offer support throughout the application process.

Leah Shortt, Head of Student & Apprentice Services at Chesterfield College said;

“I look forward to welcoming anyone who wants to find out more about apprenticeships to our Apprenticeship Careers Fair. The employers who are joining us are passionate about developing people through apprenticeships. This event gives people a perfect opportunity to chat to them and our experienced apprenticeship team.”

“Whether you are a school leaver or you want to explore how apprenticeships can help you start or change your career, this event is for you. Anyone over the age of 16 and living in England can do an apprenticeship. There’s no upper age limit. All you need is a keen interest to build your future.”

Book your place and find out more

To attend the evening session, book your place at the Apprenticeship Career Fair here

To find out more about apprenticeships at Chesterfield College here

Find out more about the range of courses and apprenticeships available at Chesterfield College.