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25 September 2017 Last updated at 02:26

News : Apprenticeship Advice Evenings on Offer County Wide

Throughout October, County Training will be running advice evenings across Shropshire for young people leaving education next summer and also for anyone currently seeking an apprenticeship. The advice evenings will take place in Telford, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Oswestry between 4-7pm (please see full details below) and all those exploring their next steps, as well as parents and carers, are urged to come along.

There will be advice and guidance on apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship programmes, information on CV writing, details of current apprenticeship openings with local employers and information on GCSE classes currently running for those considering retakes.
County Training’s apprenticeships can start at any time of the year and anyone aged 16 or above, with the right entry requirements could be eligible.

Joel Pugh, 21 who completed his business administration apprenticeship through County Training, with Shropshire Council, thinks apprenticeships are a great way into full time employment and commented “The course was simply laid out, easy to tailor to workload and cherry pick the relevant modules. The apprenticeship really helped flesh out my computer skills. In college what you’re learning isn’t in context, but with the apprenticeship you are tailoring the skills to the job you are doing.”

If you would like to book a slot at one of our advice evenings, please email us on, stating the event location and time you would like to attend. We have the following time slots available on a first come, first served basis: 4.00pm, 4.20pm, 4.40pm, 5.00pm, 5.20pm, 5.40pm, 6.00pm, 6.20pm and 6.40pm.

Please let us know your preferred time and we will be touch to confirm availability and send you a link to the application form, so that we have all of your details in advance of the event.

The advice sessions:

  • Telford - Thursday, October 12th
  • Whitchurch - Monday, October 16th
  • Shrewsbury - Tuesday, October 17th
  • Ludlow - Wednesday, October 18th
  • Oswestry - Thursday, October 19th