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Exciting times ahead at County Training

After a merger with North Shropshire College, County Training is the largest training provider in Shropshire, with seven bases across the county. Apprenticeships such as agriculture and horticulture, plumbing and motor vehicle maintenance, have joined its already extensive apprenticeship range.

County Training offer a great range of pathways, excellent training facilities, nationally recognised qualifications and full support from tutors to help learners to achieve their ambitions, whatever their interests. They are also able to work with large levy-paying employers as well as small businesses, so are able to offer outstanding opportunities for candidates and employers alike.

County Training Apprentice Jay Jamilla Falconer who has just completed a Level 2 Early Years apprenticeship with Shawbury Squirrels, and is going on to her Level 3, commented “My assessor at County Training was very helpful. I would say to anyone thinking of an apprenticeship to do it.”

Laura Milatos from County Training echoed this sentiment and said “With apprenticeships young people have a fantastic opportunity to earn money and gain a qualification, but learners should also be aware that it won’t prevent them from going to university in the future and can be a fantastic experience enabling young people to explore their options before committing to the expense of a degree”.

County Training delivers programmes in Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Hereford and Ludlow and to help young people explore their options, are offering one to one appointments for individuals to receive more information about courses and help with application forms to secure interviews.

On Wednesday 19th June, County Training will also host a stand at the open evening at the new Oswestry base at North Shropshire College, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4QB . This is a great opportunity for anyone about to leave school or college to find out about apprenticeships on offer and tour the facilities at North Shropshire College.

County Training offers apprenticeships in Agriculture, Business Administration, Childcare, Customer Service, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Horticulture, Hospitality, IT, Management and Team Leading, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Plumbing, Support Teaching and Warehousing.

Learners should also be aware that a pre-apprenticeship can be a good step for those not ready to go straight into a full apprenticeship. This includes vocational tasters, work experience with a local employer and qualifications including maths and English GCSEs. To find out more about training with County Training call 0345 6789023 or email

Date: 17/06/2019