Are you considering your options when you leave school or college this summer?
Our Open Evenings 2015 will be bigger and better than ever!
Just drop in to our open evenings between 5.30pm-8.30pm on the 11th & 12th February. Held at Furthergate Business Park, Harwood Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3BD.
We have programmes that are perfect for those who aren’t sure about what career path to take up to Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships. The only difference between Apprenticeships and going to college or sixth form is that you will have been earning a wage, gaining invaluable skills and making industry contacts along with doing your programme.
Plus….We have a special guest! John Farnworth, winner of both the World and European Championships in Football Freestyle and holder of five current World Records will be there, attempting to break his own World Record, along with showing you some of the tricks of his trade!
There will be;
• A prize draw to win an Ipad Mini!
• Refreshments including hot snacks, treats and hot and cold drinks
• “Have A Go” events and activities
• Opportunities to meet and chat to employers about their Apprenticeship vacancies
• Get advice from Training 2000 staff on career choices
• Take a tour of our facilities
• Hear from our current learners about their experiences
Our programmes include Automotive, Business, IT, Finance, Construction, Plumbing, Dental Nursing, Engineering, Scaffolding and Military Preparation.
Meet these employers:
• 3M Healthcare
• East Lancs Hospitals
• Paradigm Precision
• Presspart Manufacturing
• Graham Engineering
• Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
• National Nuclear Laboratory
• Senior Aerospace Weston
• Haydock Finance
Come and find out more! Just turn up at either of the open evenings or our drop in sessions
Michael - Engineering
Michael, 20, from Preston has engineered himself a top career through an Apprenticeship at Royal Mail delivered by Lancashire based training provider Training 2000.
When leaving school Michael realised he wanted to learn a trade whilst studying for an academic qualification, as opposed to the traditional route of going to college and gaining A Levels.
After researching the potential Apprenticeships that would most suit his strengths and interests, Michael began a 42-week engineering training programme at Training 2000’s Blackburn site. On completion of the training Michael was then placed within the maintenance department at the Preston Royal Mail Depot, where he began an Advanced Apprenticeship in Maintenance Engineering.
Illustrating his commitment to the course, Michael completed his Apprenticeship three months early of the Royal Mail completion target, resulting in him being offered a permanent role within the engineering department.
Michael comments: “I really feel that doing an Apprenticeship was the best route for me to take after I left school. It meant that I got real hands on experience whilst gaining the relevant qualifications. I enjoyed both the academic and practical aspects of the course which encouraged me to work harder.”
Alan Wright, Michael’s line manager at Royal Mail says: “Michael is one of the hardest working apprentices we have had with us at the Mail Centre. He really impressed us with his maturity and strong work ethic. This is demonstrated through the fact that he now has a permanent position with us. The Apprenticeship gave him the opportunity to get to grips with the theory behind the practical work he was doing.”
Martin Eatough, Engineering Programmes Director at Training 2000 comments: “Michael has done extremely well throughout his time at Training 2000. Going on to secure a permanent role at Royal Mail proves how valuable his Apprenticeship was”.