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York invites employers to student apprenticeship taster

City of York Councillors are inviting the city’s employers to sign up to showcase their businesses and inspire employees of the future at two, free, local events.

York employers will be able to meet their potential future workforce and share inclusive employment approaches with students with Special Educational Needs and their families on Wednesday 25 October at the annual Opportunities Event at Askham Bryan College between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

Employers are also being invited to ‘host’ year 11 students for a day on Thursday 18 January so they can experience a day in the life of an apprentice.

Apprenticeship Taster Days are offered each year to help students understand the local jobs market and make the best possible decisions for their future. A total of 14 employers offered ‘taster days’ as part of the scheme last year and the council’s apprenticeship team is appealing for more businesses to get involved in 2024.

Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of City of York Council and Executive Member with responsibility for Skills Development and Apprenticeships, said: “The annual Opportunities Event and Apprenticeship Taster Day are a great way for local employers to showcase their businesses to the next generation of York’s workforce.

“Ensuring high quality skills and learning opportunities for everyone is a key priority and these popular annual events help match businesses with future employees who have the skills and positive attitude they need.”

The deadline to get involved in these events is Monday 2 October. Employers don’t need to have vacancies in their workforce to take part.

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