Hancock releases app for apprenticeships

College backed the new app launch

College backed the new app launch

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock has launched a new mobile app called The Apprenticeship Guide, at South Thames College in Wandsworth. The free app, available for iPhones, was developed in conjunction with Barker Brooks Communication and provides information on new schemes, gives tips on vocational training and information about learning providers.

Hancock met with apprentices at the college to discuss their study and future employment possibilities. He said: “Apprenticeships are at the heart of our drive to equip people of all ages with the skills employers need to prosper and compete, often in a global market. This app will give good, solid information on what opportunities are out there, and how to go about getting them.”

Principal of South Thames College, Sue Rimmer, added: “We have expanded the number of Apprenticeships we offer and are working with around one hundred and fifty employers in London. We recognise the opportunities that Apprenticeships create and are delighted the minister has chosen South Thames College to help launch this valuable new resource.”