It’s not too late to restart the academic year
Gloucestershire College is giving young people across Gloucestershire a second chance to start the academic year by offering a range of apprenticeships and course options starting from October.
Many students across the county will have started A Levels at sixth form in September but may have since discovered this isn’t the right path for them, or have changed their mind about what they want to do in the future.
For these students, an apprenticeship could be the answer; a chance to earn while they learn, working for a local business whilst studying for valuable qualifications at the College.
Currently there are 80 apprenticeship vacancies available through the College across a variety of sectors including IT, marketing, financial, health and social care, childcare and catering and hospitality.
Employers looking for apprentices include Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk; contractor Britannia Construction; accountants Hazelwoods; infrastructure support service provider Amey; acclaimed restaurant Lumiere; Twinkle Tots Childcare; the Canal and River Trust; All Your Life studio; Selina’s Lettings; Badlands record store; Linden Homes Western; Manor by the Lake and many more.
There is also a full-time Level 1 Brickwork course starting in Cheltenham on Thursday 22 October, which is perfect for practical young people interested in construction. The course will be taught in the College’s brand new, purpose-built workshops kitted out with industry-standard tools and will give students the initial brickwork skills they need for a successful career in the industry, from basic brick bonds and hand skills to setting out and health and safety regulations.
Vice Principal, Peter White, said: “We know there are still a huge number of young people who may have chosen the wrong course, be unhappy where they are studying, or who had simply not made their mind up about what they wanted to do in time for September.
“We want to assure these students that there are options and advice available, and there’s still time to get their future career on track this academic year. Our Advice and Student Services teams can help them explore their options and choose the right path to reach their career goals.”
For more information about the apprenticeships available, and to apply for the Brickwork course, call Student Services on 0345 155 2020.