Bridgwater College secures 150 apprenticeship pledges
Wednesday 23rd March, 2016
Bridgwater College has secured pledges for more than 150 apprenticeship vacancies from local businesses.
Potential employers pledged 151 roles at the college’s apprenticeship and careers open evening held earlier this month.
As part of the open evening, employers meet with hundreds of potential apprentices during the event, offering apprenticeships in a variety of different subjects including engineering, leather goods and butchery.
The evening also saw the first appearance within the South West, of the Association of College’s Apprenticeship Torch, which represents the passing on of apprenticeship and employer knowledge.
Matt Tudor, director of business development and marketing at Bridgwater College, said: “Our apprenticeship provision is going from strength to strength having doubled since 2012.
“We are always responding to industry needs and continue to invest in our facilities, including a £6m new Advanced Engineering Centre, due to be completed later this year and the £3m Agricultural Innovation Centre, which was opened by Dragons’ Den star, Deborah Meaden in 2015.”
Pictured: Chris Young, head of apprenticeship development, and Matt Tudor, director of business development and marketing, Bridgwater College.