Taster Days

If you are in Y11, 12 or 13 or have started a course in September and realised it’s not right for you, come along to one of our October Half Term Taster Days.

Take part in hands-on activities and discover that it’s never too late to change your mind!


We’ll provide a brief introduction to Skills Group, so you can find out a bit more about us, what we offer and how our apprenticeships and full-time courses work. You’ll take part in two interactive sessions with our industry expert trainers so you can experience and learn more about the industry you have chosen to see if it’s something you’d like to do.

There will be a short break at lunchtime where we will provide light refreshments.

Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd October 10am – 2.30pm

Construction Skills Group Construction Training Centre, Western Wood Way, Plympton, PL7 5BG
Automotive and Engineering Skills Group Engineering and Automotive Training Centre, Drakes Court, Plympton, PL7 5JY

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October 10am – 2pm

Hairdressing, Child Care and Health & Social Care Skills Group Training Academy, 8-9 Derry’s Cross, Plymouth, PL1 2SG


For details on our locations visit our Locations Page

Please complete our online booking form to register your interest. A member of our Enquiries Team will give you a call to book you on the next available date.

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I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School