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Employers ready and waiting for Apprentices!

Now in its fifth consecutive year, Eastleigh College recently played host to its popular 'Meet the Employer' event. The College organised activity gave local young people the rare opportunity to meet with employers across a range of industries and discuss more than 20 live Apprenticeship vacancies.

 The event showcased a variety of roles which ranged from 'trade' vacancies, such as Wood Occupations, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Plumbing, through to Business Administration, Dental Nursing, Accounting and Hairdressing. All employers were happy to answer any questions that the students had, after which individuals could also apply online for any of their vacancies. In addition, there were also a range of services on-hand to help students with CV writing and interview skills.

 Josh Richardson, 15, spoke highly of the event, saying "I think an Apprenticeship is for me. I was hoping to learn plumbing alongside working." With Josh's father Pete Richardson adding "There is nothing like doing a job and getting a proper qualification under your belt! It stands you in a better stead for the future. The staff at the event have been excellent, we found the information really helpful." 

When discussing his experience of Eastleigh College's Apprenticeships, Jay Mohindra, Contracts Manager at Radian Group Ltd noted "We have a good relationship with Eastleigh College; every Apprentice we have had through the College has gone on to full-time employment at Radian. The event has been really really good - I had a queue! We've had some really good people." 

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and over and are available in a vast range of industry areas including Marketing and Management, Surveying, Creative and Digital Media, Security Systems, Engineering Environmental Technologies and Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. 

To find out more about Eastleigh College's Apprenticeship opportunities please call the Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1195 or email