College sets 100 apprentices in 100 days target

Conner Ewen, 18, of Denaby Main, at Dearne Valley College.

Conner Ewen, 18, of Denaby Main, at Dearne Valley College.

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Dearne Valley College is inviting prospective students through its doors as part of a campaign to create 100 new apprentices in as many days.

An open evening is being hosted at the Manvers Park campus on Wednesday, March 18, as part of the ‘100 in 100’ apprentice recruitment drive.

The event will be held between 5pm and 8pm and follows National Apprenticeship Week from March 9 to 13.

There will be a chance to speak to tutors and prospective employers about apprenticeship opportunities at the college and in the world of work.

College principal 
Martin Harrison said: 
“The college has seen its apprenticeship scheme go from strength to strength, and the number of apprentices we have recruited has more than doubled in the last 18 months, with 300 apprentices currently enrolled with us and working within South Yorkshire businesses.

“It’s fantastic to see that young people and employers in our region are recognising the fantastic work 
that apprenticeships can bring, both in terms of progression and training opportunities for our young people, and for the development and increased success of the businesses who recruit them.

“By challenging ourselves to recruit 100 apprentices in 100 days, we hope to reinforce the message that apprenticeships are fantastic for those looking to gain industry-specific qualifications and real working experience 
with local businesses across the region.”

For further information contact Dearne Valley College on 01709 513355.