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Hundreds attend GC Apprenticeship Open Evening


More than 300 people descended on our Gloucester campus on Wednesday 16 March 2022 to attend our annual Apprenticeship Open Event.

The event, open to everyone aged 16+ interested in training, re-training or upskilling through apprenticeships, invited attendees to discover more about apprenticeships, and to meet Gloucestershire-based employers from a wide range of industries looking to recruit apprentices.

Attendees started the evening with a welcome from our very own Employer Training and Apprenticeships team, who guided guests through the types and levels of apprenticeships available, the industries they could work in and the exciting career paths apprenticeships can lead on to. Current GC apprentices were on-hand to share their stories of everyday apprentice life, details of the projects they’ve worked on, and why they chose their apprenticeships.

Guests could then explore the event and speak directly to our employer partners about the apprenticeship opportunities they have on offer, express an interest and make an application to the College.

Employers in attendance included:

  • AllCap

  • Berkeley Castle

  • Bloor Homes

  • CDS Defence & Security

  • Chronos Technology Ltd

  • Class People

  • Dean Close Foundation

  • Dowty Propellers

  • Dumbleton Hall Hotel

  • Eurolink Connect Ltd

  • GCSD Accountants Ltd

  • GE Aviation

  • Gloucestershire NHS Trust and Gloucestershire Health Care

  • Hewer FM

  • HH Global

  • Hydro Aluminium Extrusion Ltd

  • Instinctive Solutions Limited

  • Lilian Faithfull Care

  • Mary P's Ltd

  • Poeton Industries

  • Randall and Payne

  • SAND Academies Trust

  • Solum SW Limited

  • Sopra Steria

  • Specialist Computer Centres

  • Tomcat SNI Ltd

  • Virgate

Attendees also had the opportunity to attend our industry talks on the night: Working in the tech industry hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Working in the Construction and Engineering industry hosted by Arcadis.

Our Employer Training & Apprenticeships team are now busy processing the applications, ready to match them up with the employers they met on the night.


Interested in hiring and apprentice, or upskilling existing employees? Find out more here.

Interested in starting an apprenticeship? Find out more here


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