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    Anyone leaving school or college this summer who is considering starting an apprenticeship is encouraged to attend an open day at City Training Services in Bradford.

    The open event takes place on Saturday, June 1, from 11am to 2pm at CTS’s offices on Chapel Street in Little Germany, Bradford.

    Visitors will be able to find out how much they could earn and learn with an apprenticeship, higher level apprenticeships or traineeship.

    Expert staff will be on hand to give information, advice and guidance on the wide range of apprenticeships and traineeships on offer across Yorkshire and beyond. There will also be workshops on CV writing and advice on interview techniques.

    Visitors will be able to see a full list of current full and part-time vacancies and applications can be made on the day in a range of sectors including accountancy, business, construction, dental nursing, plumbing, hairdressing, motor vehicle engineering and digital marketing.

    CTS, which is part of Bradford College, is among the largest providers of apprenticeships for 16 to 18-year-olds in the Leeds City Region and boasts success rates that are 14 per cent higher than the national average. It works with a wide range of employers including the NHS, JCT600, La Redoute, Seabrook, Bradford Council, Incommunities and Leeds Bradford Airport.

    It has been delivering apprenticeships for over 30 years and has supported thousands of people to successfully complete an apprenticeship and go on to have successful careers.

    One of its many success stories is Edward Jackson, a plumber who works for H2K Plumbing and Heating Services Ltd in Skipton, who earlier this year reached the final of the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year.

    Apprenticeship Minister Anne Milton MP met with CTS staff, apprentices and employers during a visit in March as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

    Apprenticeships allow people to get qualified and paid while gaining hands-on work experience.

    Anyone aged 16 or above can apply to be an apprentice, so it is a great option for Year 11 students.

    CTS offers traineeships, which are courses designed to get young people ready for the workplace and into an apprenticeship and employment.

    It also provides higher level apprenticeships, which provide apprentices with an opportunity to gain a university-level qualification.

    The event is open to anyone. Book a place via the City Training Services website (https://www.citytraining.org.uk/event/saturday-1st-june-open-event/) or simply turn up on the day.

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