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Over 300 young people attended from across London.

Peabody, in partnership with Help on Your Doorstep and Islington Council, held its second-ever Apprenticeship Fair on Thursday 17 November at the Hugh Cubitt Centre in Islington. It was a huge success with over 300 young people attending from across London.

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Apprenticeship-general

Young people aged between 16 and 24 had the opportunity to speak to 25 employers who had over 100 apprenticeships on offer. A wide variety of employers from different industries attended, including: the Army, Transport for London and Galliford Try.

Apprenticeship Fair

A number of local schools also attended with a large number of their year 11s. Schools included Royal Docks School in Newham, Bow School in Tower Hamlets and Haverstock School in Camden.

Feedback from participants

Young people who attended the fair to look for level four apprenticeships were impressed by the opportunities available.

Apprenticeship-boys

Harry Jarvis (centre, above) with brothers Josh and Charlie Sampson thought the Fair was particularly useful.

Josh said: "Transport for London were really helpful, I’ve been looking for an apprenticeship in Project Management. I chose the apprenticeship route, rather than university, because I want to gain hands-on experience and learn in the industry environment."

Representatives of Southwark Construction Apprenticeships, which attended the event, said: "It was very well attended and I was very impressed. We pre-registered 27 prospective candidates. We’d really love to attend another one."

K10, which also provides construction apprenticeships, said: "We received over 70 referrals on the day. Amazingly, two young people have already been placed into an apprenticeship as a result of attending the apprenticeship fair, and seven others have already been given interview dates."