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Promoting Apprenticeships at Wakefield’s Engineers of Tomorrow event

Published 4 February 2020

Employees from WDH have begun promoting trade apprenticeships to students from across the Wakefield district at an event at Cedar Court in Wakefield.

The Wakefield’s Engineers of Tomorrow event by Renew in Partnership with Wakefield Council that took place in November 2019 , saw 16 employers from around the district, including Haribo, Yorkshire Water and the Fire and Rescue Service, host information stalls and give presentations of the careers and apprenticeships they can offer students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Claire Wilby, Apprentice Review Officer, and Caroline Lewis, Senior Plumber, gave a presentation on what WDH can offer apprentices looking to take up a trade. Caroline also gave the students an insight into her journey from Apprentice Plumber to Senior Plumber and talked about the opportunities we provide such as further training and opportunities to act up into Team Leader roles. 

Stacey McNally, Social Investment Assistant, and John Saul, Senior Electrical Engineer, were also on hand at their stall to provide students with information about the work experience and interview skills sessions we can offer and technical advice for future engineers.

Claire said: “Attending events such as Wakefield’s Engineers of Tomorrow is a great opportunity for us to get the message out about our apprenticeships to students from across the Wakefield district, who are looking to go into more technical roles or apprenticeships. We are especially keen to look at getting more girls into construction so we will be looking at targeting them during our 2020 recruitment campaign.”

 

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