Leicester College is set to host its annual Apprenticeship Careers Fair – for the third successful year running.

This year Leicester College is expecting more employers than ever before to promote existing and future apprenticeship vacancies within their businesses.

The Apprenticeship Careers Fair is a unique opportunity that allows apprentices and employers to meet face-to-face. The fair gives aspiring apprentices the chance to speak with employers about their vacancies and businesses, and also to explore a number of different apprenticeship opportunities.

The businesses represent a broad range of industry sectors, and have vacancies ranging from Construction to Hospitality, to Hairdressing, Pharmacy and Engineering.

The Apprenticeship Careers Fair will be held at Leicester College’s Freemen’s Park Campus, on Thursday 6 March 2014, from 1pm to 5pm.

Staff at Leicester College and Job Centre Plus will also be on hand to advise jobseekers about the training and apprenticeship opportunities available to them.

Tracey Kinsley, Assistant Principal for Employer Engagement at Leicester College, said:  “Apprenticeships are a great way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gain a real qualification and learn the practical skills they need in their chosen areas.

“For employers, hiring apprentices is a great way of attracting new talent and developing a motivated, skilled and diverse workforce.This fair at Leicester College is a great opportunity for local employers to meet directly with potential apprentices.

“Leicester College also offer a short traineeship programme, which for trainees will offer real work experience with employers who are looking to take on an apprentice. This will also give employers an opportunity to see if apprenticeships are suitable for them.”

The event is suitable for anyone who is looking for an apprenticeship, from those looking to undertake a pre-apprenticeship programme to those that are interested in pursuing full apprenticeships.

The fair is free for individuals to attend and for employers to exhibit. Please telephone 0116 224 2240.