Careers inspiration at Skills South West

If you managed to visit the Skills Show at the Plymouth Pavilions this week, you would have no doubt seen an abundance of careers, apprenticeship and education stands providing advice and guidance on the next steps into the world of work. We were hard to miss, taking over the entirety of the arena entrance to showcase a variety of our apprenticeship offerings with interactive, hands-on demonstrations.

At the Skills Show- the South West’s largest careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event- visitors enjoyed having their hair and nails quaffed and styled by our current apprentices. Those tempted by the construction sector tried their hand at brick laying and plastering, while the Live Art Wall gave anyone interested in painting and decorating the opportunity to indulge their creativity.
The Show offered visitors the chance to meet our experts and apprentices who were on hand to answer any questions and explain how apprenticeships can really provide a viable alternative to university, with a full time job and salary plus on-going training that can help to kick start careers.

Sarah Lloyd, Marketing Manager at Skills Group, said “It was fantastic to meet so many potential learners, their parents and teachers, and highlight how apprenticeships can work for a wide range of individuals no matter their qualifications or situation. We offer a large variety of apprenticeships, from business to hairdressing and engineering to teaching, and it was rewarding to give visitors the chance to experience some of our programmes and help guide their career decisions”.

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