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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

New course offers route to apprenticeships for Cumbrian youngsters

GEN II has launched a training programme to help the 900 young people currently not in education, employment or training throughout Cumbria.

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Andy Crawford

The course starts in September and will provide those taking part with a Level One Foundation qualification in engineering, business administration or ICT.

It is available at all their centres in Carlisle, Workington and Furness and provides learners with employability skills and improves functional skills in Maths, English and ICT.

Recent research suggests that over half of young people would now prefer to do an apprenticeship than other more conventional education routes. The course is seen as an ideal pathway on to a Level 2 apprenticeship.

Andy Crawford, who has just finished the course, said it had given him a range of skills he says he will use for years to come.

“It has helped me to realise my dream of starting a career in engineering and I can’t wait to start my apprenticeship with Sellafield in September,” he said.

With more than 100 places available on this free course, anyone interested should phone GEN II on 01900 701300 for further details and how to apply.

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