Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, visited Southwark College as guest of honour at its Apprenticeships and Careers Fair on Friday 8 March. Marking the end of the 12th National Apprenticeships Week.
The fair welcomed students, local employers and Southwark residents interested in finding out more about apprenticeships. Visitors got the chance to browse a marketplace of stands hosted by businesses, and chat to current apprentices and employers.
Southwark College had hosted their annual apprenticeship awards evening on the previous evening, celebrating some fantastic success stories.
Southwark College offers a wide range of apprenticeships in support services, creative industries, and business, is among the highest quality apprenticeship providers in South London. The Apprenticeship achievement rate was 8.5% above the national average, according to the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency.
Neil Coyle, MP, says: “Securing jobs for local people is a huge priority for me, and that’s why I am so pleased to be at this event at Southwark College. Apprenticeships are a fantastic option both for young people and for adults who may not currently be working. There are many different career paths which an apprenticeship can open up.”
Neil toured the exhibition stands with Annette Cast, Southwark College's new Principal.