Rotherham College sets 100 apprentices in 100 day challenge

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Rotherham College is working with business across South Yorkshire in an ambitious challenge to recruit 100 apprentices in just 100 days.

The college, along with Dearne Valley College and The Source, is launching the challenge at the Higher Education Hub, on Eastwood Lane, on Tuesday.

The event will help to prepare young people to start their apprenticeship career, offering free advice and guidance, tips on CV writing and interview techniques.

Local businesses are being urged to support the campaign and get involved by taking on an apprentice.

Charlie Grayson, senior business consultant at Rotherham College, said: “Local employers are positive about the benefits that apprentices bring to their businesses and the 100 in 100 campaign aims to help employers simplify the recruitment process and help them employ the best local talent.

“For employers, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to recruit enthusiastic employees with practical skills through the completion of an NVQ, technical training, and maths and English.

“The mixture of on- and off-the-job learning ensures apprentices learn the relevant skills best for their business.”