We have been supporting National Apprenticeship Week with our ‘Break the Mould’ campaign which aims to attract nine new apprentices to the business and show women that they can have a career in the trades.
As part of this campaign, we attended the Wakefield Apprentice Fair event which was held at Pontefract Racecourse. The event, which was organised by Wakefield Council in partnership with 32 local businesses, attracted more than 400 young people. Other businesses in attendance included British Army, NHS, ENGIE and the West Yorkshire Police.
Claire Wilby, Apprentice Review Officer said: “Attending events such as the Wakefield Job Fair is a great opportunity for us to get the message out about our apprenticeships to anyone from across the Wakefield district, who is looking to go into more technical roles or apprenticeships. We are keen to attract more females into trade roles to show that young women can be confident, strong and successful in any job.”
Stacey McNally, Social Investment Assistant, and Alana Stanley, Senior Pest Control Officer, were also on hand at the event to provide attendees with information about the work experience and interview skills sessions that we can offer and technical advice for future apprentices. Caroline Lewis and Kian Townend supported the event by answering any questions regarding the apprenticeship process and overall experience.