Preparation is Key

Date: 05/03/2012

A Pre-Apprenticeship Programme offered by Dearne Valley College (DVC) is preparing candidates for the world of work.

The aim of the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme at the Wath-based College is to prepare people so that they have the skills employers are looking for in their Apprentices.

The emphasis of the programme is preparing for an Apprenticeship, working with employers and building relationships, developing customer service skills, understanding employment rights and responsibilities as well as the development of Maths and English skills.

Kim Shaw, DVC Head of 14-19 commented:
“We will ensure learners have the opportunity to access work experience in the area that interests them, as well as develop opportunities to access vocationally relevant qualifications and sector specific knowledge. We will support the learners in accessing an Apprenticeship by attempting to match them to the right employer”.

Apprenticeships are available in the following areas; Brickwork, Business Administration, Childcare, Team Leading, Food Production and Cooking, Health and Social Care, Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering, Brickwork, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Tiling (Floor and Wall) and Sport. Apprenticeships in Retail and Hairdressing will also be available though the College soon.

Kaye Jackson, DVC Business Development Manager, commented:
“We currently have vacancies in Care, Catering and Business Administration. Employers looking for someone keen, enthusiastic who can be an asset to their business. The Stepping Stones Pre-Apprenticeship Programme can help you be this person”.

For further information about the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme, contact the Customer Services Team on 01709 513355.

Further Open Evenings will take place in the sports hall of DVC Sports at the Manvers Campus from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on: Thursday 22 March and Tuesday 15 May 2012.

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