Apprenticeships in King's Lynn - what's involved?

Apprenticeships in King's Lynn - what's involved?

Published by KLFM
1:30pm 26th February 2020.

Students and parents are being reminded of the importance of apprenticeships with an event being held at Litcham School tonight.

Apprenticeships give young people the chance to learn and earn at the same time instead of more traditional qualifications.

Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor is opening the apprenticeships event:

"Apprenticeships provide a fantastic route into work and benefit both the young person and business.

"It's a great opportunity for students in the area to find out more about what apprenticeships involve and help them decide whether it's the right option for them."

Employers and training providers will be there to speak to students about their options.

Current apprentices will also be available to give students a first-hand view of the experience.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend too so they can find out more about the benefits of apprenticeships.

Sam Smith, HR Manager for Cranswick Country Foods and Wayland Farms, one of the organisations attending the event, said:

"This is a great opportunity for us to engage with potential future apprentices.

We are all passionate about the careers available within our respective industries and with such a wide range of apprenticeships on offer in the region, there are plenty of conversations to be had."

Other confirmed organisations attending include:

Bam Nuttall
Ben Burgess
Breckland Council
Community Sports Foundation
Construction Industry Training Board
Flagship Housing
GT Bunning
QUBE Learning
Moore Networking
Morgan Sindall
Palm Paper
Norfolk Chambers
Norfolk County Council
RG Carter

Paul Clark, Assistant Headteacher and Careers Leader at Litcham School, said:

"We're excited to be able to put this event on for the first time and we hope it's something that can be replicated throughout the county.

Apprenticeships are an increasingly important part of the educational landscape post-16, and we want our students to be in the best position to make the most of the opportunities available."

The event is on tonight (Wed 26th February) between 6 and 8pm at the Secondary Phase Hall, Litcham School (Church Street, King's Lynn PE32 2NS).