Free degree apprenticeship matchmaking event at UCLan
Spark Apprenticeship Marketplace event to take place in Preston
Future apprentices and local employers are invited by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to attend a free degree apprenticeship matchmaking event.
UCLan’s Spark Apprenticeship Marketplace will be held on the 30 March on the Preston Campus and is open to employers and learners across all industries.
The day-long session will provide those interested in completing a degree apprenticeship with the chance to be introduced to employers looking to develop their workforce.
Learners will meet with businesses for a five minute speed interview during a two-hour speed pitching session, and those who impress may be invited for a further interview with an employer. In addition, attendees will hear from keynote speakers and take part in a question and answer session with an industry panel.
"It is so important that our future apprentices understand the pace of change within the sector they want to work in, and the best career opportunities open to them."— Martin Blunt, Head of the UCLan Enterprise Engagement Unit
Martin Blunt, Head of the UCLan Enterprise Engagement Unit, said “It is so important that our future apprentices understand the pace of change within the sector they want to work in, and the best career opportunities open to them. This day-long session will provide the perfect opportunity to do just that.”
The event, which runs from 9.30am – 1.30pm, is free to attend by both employers and future apprentices but people are asked to book in advance via Eventbrite.
The Spark event is an extension of UCLan’s Apprenticeship Matching Service, which was launched during National Apprenticeship Week in February and runs all year round. The Service provides employers with a free specialist recruitment package, tailored to their needs, with step-by-step support from vacancy to appointment.
Martin added: “Our Apprentice Matching Service will help employers of all sizes find the best talent in the region. We’ve designed and created it to help our local businesses save time and resources to unearth the best possible degree apprentices.”
By Daniel Hulme