Manchester employers offer 50 apprenticeship positions

Employers in Manchester have offered 50 young people interviews for apprenticeship positions following an event organised by the Prince’s Trust in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service. The aim was to link employers in the Greater Manchester region with young people for apprenticeships.

With one in five young people in the UK currently struggling to find work, and GCSE and A-level results soon to be published, employers from across the region met with potential apprentices.

The event was run as a series of networking opportunities in which employers presented their organisation and the type of apprenticeship they offer. Moreover, attendees were presented with an idea of where their apprenticeship could take them in five years and how it could shape future career prospects.

The list of employers at the Manchester event included Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire Service, Vital Rail and Barrows Electrical.

Jonathan Townsend, regional director of The Prince’s Trust in the North of England, said: “We are delighted to be working with the National Apprenticeship Service to help ensure that even more of Manchester’s unemployed young people are aware of the apprenticeship opportunities available to them.

“At The Prince’s Trust we have a long history of working with disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. We hope that the event helped even more young people to discover the right path for them.