National Apprenticeship Service signs on for What Career Live?

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has been announced as the event partner for What Career Live?, a new event for school leavers taking place next year at the NEC in Birmingham.


Exciting new event for aspiring apprentices

With more and more school leavers considering alternatives to university, What Career Live? will offer 15-19 year olds the opportunity to find out more about some of the UK’s top apprenticeship programmes.

On 26th and 27th February, the likes of Deloitte, IBM, PwC, Unilever, NHS, Civil Service, McDonald’s and Jaguar Land will be recruiting at the event.

The show will provide students and aspiring apprentices with the chance to meet with recruiters and apply for roles in person.

Young learners will also have the opportunity to learn more about different industries at interactive skills experiences and a programme of free careers seminars.


‘Never been a better time to become an apprentice’

The National Apprenticeship Service will be at the event to provide further information on apprenticeships, with key advice on how to apply, the interview process and how to get the most of apprenticeship programmes.

‘It can be difficult for young people considering their options and planning the rest of their lives at such a young age, but there has never been a better time to become an apprentice,’ said Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service.

‘We want it to become the norm for young people to consider an apprenticeship as a route to a great career and secure finances in the years ahead.  Higher and degree apprenticeships are widening access to the professions and providing higher level technical skills employers need to improve productivity and giving young people an equally valid career route as going to university,’ continued the NAS director.

Thomas Standfield, Project Manager for What Career Live? comments:

‘We’re delighted that the National Apprenticeship Service will be the event partner for What Career Live? an exciting new event for 15-19 year olds in February 2016.’

‘The National Apprenticeship Service provides essential advice on apprenticeships for both employers and school leavers and we are pleased to support them in their commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.’