Free apprenticeship support in Stoke and Staffordshire is available for over 1,200 people within the local area who face barriers that prevent them from securing employment.

The new ‘Absolute Apprenticeships’ programme significantly supports local people into the local job market. It focuses on increasing the number of individuals entering traineeships and apprenticeships at all levels as well as increasing employer participation.

Absolute Apprenticeships is available until March 2018 and is funded by the European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency. The new initiative will see training and development experts connecting with people in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire local areas to help address any skills gaps and provide tailored support to ensure they secure an apprenticeship or traineeship. The service will support under-represented groups of people at all ages above 16 years old.

If you face barriers that prevent you from securing employment, the Absolute Apprenticeships team will help you with up-skilling, by providing impartial information, advice and guidance to understand what is required to ensure you can secure a traineeship or apprenticeship. They will work in consultation with the most appropriate training organisations from across the region to help place you with the best provider for your career choice.

Absolute Apprenticeships Manager, Heather Sheldon said:

“This programme is important to increase the awareness of apprenticeships and the number of young people in high-skilled apprenticeships across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Building on our experience of helping people up-skill, we know exactly what’s needed to give someone the support they need to qualify in their chosen field.”

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