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Apprenticeship Opportunities at Technology, Engineering and Construction Event

City College Plymouth (UK) is holding its annual Technology, Engineering and Construction Open Day on Saturday 9 February at its Kings Road site in Devonport, between 10.00am and 1.00pm, for the tenth consecutive year.

The open day will play host to a number of local companies who are exhibiting at the event to promote their Apprenticeship vacancies. Babcock, Princess Yachts, the MoD, Plymouth Construction Training and Balfour Beatty are just some of the companies who will be on-hand to talk to visitors about career opportunities within the construction, engineering and computing industries.

College staff will be giving presentations on the range of qualifications and training routes available and will be on hand to answer any queries regarding both full and part-time courses. The College also provides free careers advice and guidance for potential students. This service has Investors in Careers and MATRIX accreditation for the quality of the impartial advice provided.

The College is keen to attract parents to the open day so they can look around the industry-standard facilities available, find out about the pastoral support, recreational activities, types of qualifications and subjects on offer for young people and talk to staff about how City College Plymouth ensures its students are work-ready.

Fay Steer, Director of Marketing and Communications at the College, said: "We know that parents have a big part to play when it comes to helping young people make plans for the future and today, parents are very concerned about future employment opportunities. With the government increasing the age at which all young people are required to stay in education or training, now, more than ever, it’s important for parents to help young people make the right decisions about their future.

"Raising the participation age is not about raising the school leaving age. Young people have a number of different options in how they can participate in education and training – for example Apprenticeships, full-time education, or part-time education if they are employed or volunteering. All the options offered by City College Plymouth focus on employability and enterprise skills, ensuring that when students leave us, they are highly employable, agile and resilient - making the most of any opportunity that comes along.”

John Bunker, Director of Operations, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK, said: "The College's focus on embedding the skills so desired by employers into their courses and training, is a real business benefit to us - it ensures that students leave the College work ready and with the skills we need to achieve business success in an increasingly competitive market."

Kate Morris, Marketing Officer (Events), added: "This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to visit the College and find out about the excellent opportunities available. Some of Plymouth’s leading employers will be on-hand to discuss their Apprenticeship vacancies in engineering and construction, alongside our award-winning Work-based Learning team.”

For more information or to register to attend the event, please call the College on 01752 305300 or visit