Brighter Futures event
The Jobs Hub, in Bedford, have organised a networking event
involving a host of local businesses, all keen to network with
individuals who are seeking apprenticeship opportunities.
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, will open the event
on Wednesday 27th March, from midday - 3pm, at the Aircraft
Research Association, on Manton Lane, in Bedford.
The Aircraft Research Association (ARA) was selected as an ideal
location to stage the event as the team at the Jobs Hub recognise
the ARA as a superb example when it comes to promoting
apprenticeships, and supporting Bedford’s local upper schools.
This month, National Apprenticeship Week ran from 11th-15th
March, and served to highlight the countless achievements of
apprentices and employers, and called on more organisations and
individuals to get involved.
Bedford Borough is well ahead of the national and regional
averages for helping people of all ages find apprenticeships. The
latest figures show a 27% increase in apprenticeship starts in
Bedford Borough during the first quarter of 2012/13 compared to the
same period during the previous year. This is compared to an East
of England figure of just under 4% growth and a national figure of
less than 1% growth.
Representatives from The Jobs Hub, which secured ‘Matrix’*
quality accreditation in December last year, will be present on the
day. The Jobs Hub works to inform and introduce people to one
another; providing the best possible advice and guidance on
employment, skills and enterprise opportunities.
The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “The team at the Jobs Hub have
been working successfully in supporting people into work and
providing the best possible advice and guidance on employment,
skills and enterprise opportunities. This networking event they
have organised continues that good work, and will bring together
individuals seeking apprenticeship opportunities and firms which
recognise the hugely valuable role apprenticeships can play in
On the day, there will be 19 stalls available. People can visit
those stalls that appeal, and chat to the representatives present.
The aim is to enable people to be even better placed to make
informed choices about their futures.
There will be the opportunity to speak to employers and training
providers about live apprenticeship vacancies, and some business
will be bringing along their current apprentices to speak with
their peers about how they got their apprenticeship and the
benefits of choosing this path.
The National Apprenticeship Service and the National Careers
Service have kindly sponsored the event.
For further information contact the Jobs Hub Team on 01234
223510, or email email@example.com
Exhibitors on the day will include: Bedford College
Apprenticeships, JHP, National Apprenticeship Service, BTG, B
Constructive, Bedford Jobs Hub, Job Centre Plus, ARA, Beds Fire
Service, Rexroth Bosch, NiTP, AAP, HIT, Advancing People, National
Careers Service, Unilever, Develop EBP, In Training, Finance Cover
Note: The ‘Matrix’ standard is a quality standard for
organisations to assess and measure their advice and support
services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of