Wednesday, March 14, 2012

News: DVC prepares candidates for the world of work


A Pre-Apprenticeship Programme offered by Dearne Valley College (DVC) in Rotherham is preparing candidates for the world of work.

The aim of the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme at the Wath-based College is to prepare people so that they have the skills employers are looking for in their apprentices.

The emphasis of the programme is preparing for an apprenticeship, working with employers and building relationships, developing customer service skills, understanding employment rights and responsibilities as well as the development of Maths and English skills.

Kim Shaw, head of 14-19 at DVC, said: "We will ensure learners have the opportunity to access work experience in the area that interests them, as well as develop opportunities to access vocationally relevant qualifications and sector specific knowledge. We will support the learners in accessing an Apprenticeship by attempting to match them to the right employer."

A wide range of apprenticeships are available including brickwork, business administration, childcare, team leading, food production and cooking, health and social care, joinery, painting and decorating, plastering, brickwork, supporting teaching and learning in schools, tiling and sport. New apprenticeships in retail and hairdressing will also be available soon.

Kaye Jackson, business development manager at DVC, said: "We currently have vacancies in care, catering and business administration. Employers looking for someone keen, enthusiastic who can be an asset to their business. The Stepping Stones Pre-Apprenticeship Programme can help you be this person."

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