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Apprenticeship advice bus rolls into Kingston town centre on 16 March

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Young people are invited to mark National Apprenticeship Week by coming along to the Apprenticeship Ambassador bus in Kingston Market Place at 2pm on Wednesday 16 March.

The bus is touring London boroughs and giving advice on career paths.

Kingston Adult Education (KAE) are official ambassadors of the Apprenticeship Ambassador network, whose bus is being used to raise awareness of the government’s target of having 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.

Among the top 100 highest-performing apprenticeship providers in the country, KAE has seen a year-on-year increase in popularity, with a 33 per cent increase in uptake of apprenticeships in 2015.

Local apprentice, Charlotte Choules, applied and secured a position as an Apprentice Production Assistant at One Eyed Dog Films in Kingston through the service.

Talking about the difference her apprenticeship has made, Charlotte said:

“This has been a fantastic opportunity for me. I’ve been able to travel, attend film festivals and even meet huge production companies, like LionsGate.

“I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who wants to learn and work to gain experience in something they wish to do. There is a high chance of getting a job at the end of it and this makes the apprenticeship really rewarding and worthwhile.”

Councillor Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Education and Skills at Kingston Council, said:

“KAE’s apprenticeship scheme has become more and more popular each year. It proves that young people want a choice regarding which pathway is most suitable for them ahead of deciding potential career options. We would recommend that young people come along and discover more about the whole host of opportunities that are available to them so they can make a confident, informed choice for their future.”

For more information on council-run apprenticeships, see jobs and careers.