Young people and businesses are linked up at an apprenticeship day at the Maltings in Ely

PUBLISHED: 14:18 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 20 March 2018

The first Apprenticeship Work Event organised by Enterprise East Cambs bringing together local businesses, education and apprentices at The Maltings. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

The first Apprenticeship Work Event organised by Enterprise East Cambs bringing together local businesses, education and apprentices at The Maltings. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

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A spotlight on apprenticeships for young people for the future was the message from business and public sector leaders who took part in a special event to encourage people to learn and work.

The first Apprenticeship Work Event organised by Enterprise East Cambs bringing together local businesses, education and apprentices at The Maltings. PHOTO: Mike RouseThe first Apprenticeship Work Event organised by Enterprise East Cambs bringing together local businesses, education and apprentices at The Maltings. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

Enterprise East Cambridgeshire’s held an event during National Apprenticeship Week with speakers including the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer, and Corkers Crisps’ Caroline Bosworth.

The day included practical advice sessions and a host of stalls and information for businesses who want to find apprentices and the funding options available to them.

Mayor Palmer said apprenticeships were an excellent route into employment, while Ms Bosworth said that having apprentices was hugely rewarding.

Platinum Properties and Cambridge Commodities also joined speakers at the free event.

The first Apprenticeship Work Event organised by Enterprise East Cambs bringing together local businesses, education and apprentices at The Maltings. PHOTO: Mike RouseThe first Apprenticeship Work Event organised by Enterprise East Cambs bringing together local businesses, education and apprentices at The Maltings. PHOTO: Mike Rouse

Councillor Lis Every, the enterprise skills champion for East Cambridgeshire District Council said the event was to support local companies to develop their workforce, find new talent and consider new ways of working.

Held at the Ely Maltings it was the first apprenticeship event hosted by Enterprise East Cambs.

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