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Cornwall College Business (CCB) will be hosting its second annual apprenticeship recruitment event this spring.

The event takes place on Wednesday, April 20 (5pm – 7.30pm) across the Cornwall College sites in Saltash, St Austell and Camborne.

Last year the event saw over 250 young people discover more about the opportunities available to them through local business, which included; Ocean Housing, the Eden Project, Blue Flame, Polymermedics, HiQ, Carbis Bay Hotel, Polurrian Bay Hotel and Gossips Spa & Salon.  With many more businesses expected to be involved this year.

Sally Foard, director of development and adult learning at The Cornwall College Group, said: “Hiring an apprentice can help a business to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workplace.

“An apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.”

The Centre for Economics and Business Research, reported in 2015 that households would be willing to spend as much as £18 billion per year more if all businesses took on apprentices, with consumers willing to pay a price premium from knowing that companies are investing in local jobs and skills through apprenticeships.

Some businesses can also access grant funding to help cover the costs of hiring an apprentice.

MD of N-Coders, Mark Jennings, said: “The £1500 ‘Apprenticeship Grant for Employers’ was really helpful towards our apprentice’s training. His new skills have enabled us to take on a much wider range of projects. I have been actively working with The Cornwall College Group to be able to take on more apprentices and have high hopes for the future of our business.”

If you are looking to recruit an apprentice, contact CCB’s apprenticeship recruitment team on 0845 6099 599, or email apprenticeships@cornwall.ac.uk.