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Sandwell announces apprenticeship and careers event

Published 27th January 2023

Sandwell Council has announced that it will hold an apprenticeship and careers event on Tuesday 7 February to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

The event will take place at  Sandwell Council House between 2pm and 5.30pm and people can book to attend online.
There will be advisors from the Think Sandwell Employment and Skills team on hand to provide information on job and apprenticeship vacancies available both with the council and local employers, plus advice on training schemes available to help get into work. In addition other teams from the council who can support your journey into employment including Connexions, Sandwell Adult and Family Learning, Welfare Rights and the Family Information Service will be available. 
Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Education, Councillor Simon Hackett, said:

“We want everyone to be able to work towards a career they love and where they feel appreciated.
“Helping people to find employment, education and training is one of the really important ways the council is able to support residents. Attending one of our upcoming events or contacting one of our teams may be that first important step for many people who are looking for a change in career, a new job or a new training opportunity.”
Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth, Councillor Peter Hughes, said:
“Events like this are great ways of unlocking individual Sandwell residents’ potential and through that developing and growing our local economy more widely.”
The Think Sandwell Employment and Skills team supports people of all ages to find employment and training.
Whether you are looking to start your career, return to the workplace after a break, get a new job or apprenticeship or change career or find work after being made redundant, Think Sandwell offers impartial advice and guidance on your options. For advice on jobs, apprenticeships and training courses contact the team by email.
More than 540 people have joined the council as an apprentice since 2017, with ages ranging from 16 to over 60. Those choosing to take up an apprenticeship will be in good company as Sandwell Council apprentice Education Development Officer Elliot McKenzie who completed an apprenticeship the Virtual School at Sandwell was named as the regional winner of in the ’Advanced Apprentice of the year’ category at the National Apprenticeship Awards in late 2022. Sandwell’s apprenticeship programme has won several awards most recently the Express and Star’s inaugural Ladder for the Black Country ‘Large Employer of the Year’, and was ranked 67th  in the top 150 apprentice employers nationally at the School Leavers’ Awards in 2020.