The Apprenticeship Show 2017

The region’s biggest apprenticeship event is coming back to Telford this March.

The Apprenticeship Show 2017
Following its huge success last year, The Apprenticeship Show returns to the International Centre on Thursday 16 March to show visitors the range of career and training opportunities available across Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire and the wider West Midlands. 

Apprenticeships are now seen as a very viable alternative to higher education, with many employers favoring the “grow your own” approach and offering higher level apprenticeships from, Engineering, IT even a Solicitor.

Already, more than 40 of the biggest local and national employers and education providers have confirmed their attendance to showcase the wide range of apprenticeships they offer, including, Stadco, CapGemini, Wrekin Housing Trust, FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors, GKN.  The full list of exhibitors can be found at  . 

They will offer hands-on and interactive activities related to a range of careers and the chance for visitors to speak to them on what they need to do to get their dream job.

Pupils in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 have been invited to the event, to help them make their career decisions but it’s not just for students. There is no longer an upper age limit for apprenticeships which means anyone can come and employers can use Apprenticeships to up skill their existing workforce 

Councillor Gilly Reynolds, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Employment & Regeneration said: “Apprenticeships have recently become much more popular with both employers and apprentices alike. For employers, it gives them the opportunity to grow their business and nurture their future workforce. For the apprentice, it gives them a non-academic route into a chosen career.

“We have heard of many cases, including within this Council, of apprentices who have shone and gone on to greater things with the same employer.

“The Apprenticeship Show is a great opportunity to apply for or find out about the hundreds of opportunities available.”

The Apprenticeship Show will be brought to you in association with The British Army, University of Wolverhampton and Telford & Wrekin Council

To book a stand or a place for you school or college please contact