Nicola Hurst, Director of Teaching and Learning at Southport College, welcomed the schools, speaking to them about the wealth of opportunities an apprenticeship can offer and what the next steps are if they decide to follow that career path.
The popular event gave pupils the opportunity to meet with key employers from the region, including Unite Martial Arts, Times 100 company Fletchers Solicitors, Merseyside Police and Lattimers Engineering, all who offer excellent apprenticeship opportunities; as well as prestigious local Universities such as Manchester Met and Liverpool JMU and a wide variety of departments from the College itself.
Damien Moore MP, who is a major champion of developing apprenticeships in the local area, attended the event, he commented: "I was delighted to support the Apprenticeship event at Southport College this week, the college have always done a great job in supporting students and helping them find apprenticeships in the local area and I am proud to be a champion of this."
"It was evident to see that this year’s event was attended by more students and more employers, this is a testament to the hard work Southport College have put in the event. I noticed first hand the ever expanding opportunities the local employers offer the young people of our town and I have no doubt that they will make successes of these opportunities."
Ronnie Fell, Chair of the Governing Board at Southport College, said “Southport College is the leading provider of Apprenticeships in the area and it has been a privilege to welcome so many pupils, teachers and employers today. Apprenticeships are a great way of combining training and study with paid employment. Choosing the next step in your education and career path is an exciting time for any 16 year old, and through events like this, pupils are able to learn more about the wealth of opportunities available to them and we are proud to be able to help them to fulfil their individual dreams and ambitions.”