County Durham residents can receive help to boost their skills and climb the career ladder this week.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2016, Durham County Council is holding a free two day pop-up information shop as well as a number of other events.
The pop-up shop will be available on Friday 18 March, from 12pm until 4pm and Saturday 19 March, from 9.30am until 2.00pm, at Millennium Square, next to the Gala, Durham.
The sessions will provide people with information on a range of apprenticeship opportunities across all sectors. Attendees can also get advice on where and how to apply for vacancies, CV building, interview preparation and career development, with support available from the National Career Service.
As part of Durham County Council’s ongoing commitment to apprenticeships, this week has also seen the roll out of new higher apprenticeships at the council, being carried out in partnership with local colleges, and advice and NVQ workshops for apprentices based at the council.
Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economic regeneration, Cllr Neil Foster, said: “Apprenticeships are vital as they give young people the opportunity to not only gain knowledge and learn a skill, but also vital practical experience giving them a much better chance of moving into full time employment.
“During National Apprentice Week, we’re providing the pop-up information sessions to help people find the right apprenticeship for them and get advice about their career, so we’d encourage everyone to come along and find out how we can help.”
For more information about apprenticeships call 03000 268 547 or email the team at REDResources@durham.gov.uk or visit