Wrexham pupils discover more about job trends and apprenticeships
More than 400 pupils from Wrexham, 40 employers and six training providers gathered at the Sports Hall at Glyndwr University yesterday for the ‘Choose Your Future’ Wrexham event. .
The Year 9 and 10 pupils were given the opportunity to find out about local, regional and national job trends and the apprenticeship opportunities available to them, by engaging with employers, organisations and trainings providers from a range of different sectors.
A range of employers and apprentices came to exhibit and share information, from the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Kellogg’s, Wockhardt, Kronospan, Maagellan Aerospace, Airbus UK, Scottish Power Energy Network, Principality Building Society, Morrisons, Pendine Park, Wynne Construction and many more.
Lesley Lloyd, Business Engagement Adviser for Wrexham said: “We are extremely grateful to all the employers and training providers who support our education business activities and share information and experiences with pupils in a fun and interactive way.” “It was evident yesterday, that young people really benefit from events such as this, in terms of developing their confidence, their communication skills and their awareness of the world of work”.
Nikki Chief Executive at Careers Wales, said: “It’s important that pupils are aware of apprenticeship opportunities. Talking to current apprentices will give pupils an insight into what apprenticeships in different sectors involve and the benefits of each"
“Apprenticeships often work as an ideal transition from secondary education into employment, giving young people the opportunity to focus on training for their career by gaining hands-on experience and applying their skills immediately. "
“Being aware of current job trends is vital for young people looking to enter the workplace. New jobs are constantly arising and existing ones are continuously changing due to technological developments and changing demands."
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