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Telford College supports apprentices towards exciting new careers

Telford College has been supporting a new generation of apprentices towards exciting careers, by inviting them to attend a group interview day.

Telford College has held a 'group interview day' for 90 budding apprentices from all over the county
Telford College has held a ‘group interview day’ for 90 budding apprentices from all over the county

A total of 90 young people registered for the latest session, which gave college staff a chance to meet candidates, discuss their apprenticeship requirements, and explain the wide range of choices on offer.

Following a short presentation, each candidate had an opportunity to meet a member of the apprenticeship recruitment team, for an initial interview. 

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This was an opportunity to talk about their career aspirations, discuss the apprenticeship application process, and review the range of live apprenticeships on offer.

Within a few days of the event, candidates were then matched up with live apprenticeship vacancies and invited to interviews with local companies – many were subsequently offered apprenticeships.

Telford College’s employer engagement manager Beckie Bosworth said: “We hold these group interview days to meet candidates face-to-face.

“They really help candidates understand what’s involved in an apprenticeship, and everyone who takes part gets expert advice and support throughout.”

Katie Lowe, 21, from Telford, said: “The presentation was particularly useful to understand how the apprenticeship recruitment team will help me to find the perfect opportunity.”

Demi Xiourouppa, 16, from Shrewsbury, added: “I’m looking for a health and social care apprenticeship; I want to become a nurse because I love helping people, and an apprenticeship will be the best way to start my career.”

For 17-year-old Adeela Ahmed, from Wellington, it was a first opportunity to take a look around the facilities at the college. She is hoping to start a business administration apprenticeship soon.

Treyvarn Thomas-Harris, 20, came from West Bromwich to attend the session. He is hoping to secure an electrical installation apprenticeship.

He said: “My dad helped me find my passion for the trade industry. I’ve already completed a level one in electrical and plumbing and a level two in electrical installation at college.

“I’ve also got a year’s experience under my belt so I’m ready for my next challenge. When I was invited for the group interview day I jumped at the chance. Telford College has got several electrical installation vacancies, and I’m hopeful I’ll be successful.”

Former Burton Borough student Louisa Maddock, 17, from Newport, is a current business administration apprentice, based in the apprenticeship team at Telford College and assisted with organising the event.

She said: “It was a really well attended event. It’s a really good sign that so many young people want to start their careers with an apprenticeship. I’ve just started mine, and it’s going well.”

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