Haringey event boosts apprenticeships

After an apprenticeship event hosted by Lynne Featherstone MP at Haringey Civic Centre, employers have jumped on board the apprenticeship scheme and rolled out opportunities to young people.

130 Haringey youngsters got the chance to meet companies with apprenticeship vacancies and find out more about how to apply. Around 20 employers attended the event promising no less than 500 apprenticeship places between them.

MP Lynne Featherstone said: “This is fantastic news. These new apprentices have kick-started their career, and are getting paid to learn a trade. They will also get qualifications too – an advanced level apprenticeship is equivalent to two A-level passes, and others can lead to the attainment of a Foundation Degree.

“Many local residents have been emailing me since the event asking for more information. I am happy to provide more info on apprenticeships – and the companies offering them. I will also certainly be holding similar events in the future and will keep everyone informed.”