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Looking for a first job or a career change? Be an apprentice

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured clockwise from the left are H&F apprentices Olivia Finlay, Olena O'Leary, Asiya Mohamud and Simona Nastac

If you’re interested in an apprenticeship but aren’t quite sure which field would suit you best, come and attend our virtual careers fair to hear from some of Hammersmith & Fulham’s biggest employers.

Whether you’re looking for your first job or are on the hunt for a complete career change, there’s a local opportunity for you.

During National Apprenticeship Week – which runs from Monday 7 February to Sunday 13 February – we’re highlighting some of the amazing apprenticeship opportunities available to local residents.

From H&F Council apprenticeships, through to roles at Transport for London (TfL) and the NHS, come and find out more!

Students and young people event

Working in partnership with Founders4Schools this online day event has four live talks for students and young people to help them decide if an apprenticeship might be the next step for them.

Tuesday 8 February

Apprenticeships in the Spotlight

9.45am-2.30pm

A free day long virtual event with talks from inspirational role models about apprenticeships. Register for Apprenticeships in the Spotlight.

Local employers showcase

If you are a local employer, we are running a webinar on the return on investment on apprenticeships, the hiring manager experience, how to hire an apprentice and what support is available.

Wednesday 9 February

The Benefits of Hiring Apprentices

Morning

Live webinar on everything employers need to know about apprenticeships. If you’re a local business who would like to attend or learn more, please email apprenticeships@lbhf.gov.uk

H&F Apprenticeships Online Careers Fair 2022

If you’re interested in an apprenticeship but aren’t quite sure which sector would suit you best, come and attend our virtual careers fair to hear from some of H&F’s biggest employers.

Thursday 10 February

Apprenticeships Online Careers Fair

6-7pm

An online event for H&F residents to find out about the latest apprenticeship opportunities both at H&F and with local employers. Register for Apprenticeships Online Careers Fair.

Attending companies include:

About apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to unlock the potential of people of all ages and provide a route into a successful and fulfilling career.

If you’re interested in becoming an H&F apprentice, why not find out why some of our past apprentices decided to apply:

You can also check out our myth-busting poster made by Simona Nastac, a current apprentice in the H&F Staff Engagement Team:

Myth: Apprenticeships are only for young people.
Fact: Apprenticeships are now for anyone aged 16+! The average age of an apprentice at H&F Council is 29. We also have apprentices who are over 60. It’s never too late to earn and learn!

Myth: An apprentice is someone taking the first steps in their career.
Fact: The programme is often taken up by people who are already highly skilled. Apprenticeships are available from level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right through to Levels 6 and 7 (equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree).

Myth: Apprentices are poorly paid.
Fact: Apprentices at H&F Council are paid the London Living Wage (currently £11.05 per hour) in line with our commitment to ‘Build Shared Prosperity’.

Myth: Apprentices do not do meaningful work.
Fact: Every apprentice at H&F Council is doing a real job alongside experienced council officers who are making a difference every day for our residents.

Myth: Apprenticeships do not lead to a full-time job as they are only fixed term contracts.
Fact: Ninety per cent of our apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship have successfully obtained another position either with our council or another organisation.

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