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Torbay's first apprenticeships fair this afternoon

Torbay's inaugural apprenticeships fair takes place at the Riviera centre between 2pm-7pm.

There'll be more than 30 stands and 200 live vacancies on offer during the free-to-attend event.

Rebecca Davies, Torbay Development Agency Senior Economic Development Officer, said: "This is a really exciting event and the first for Torbay. 

"We welcome all businesses across all sectors in Torbay, and the travel to work area, who have live apprenticeship vacancies. 

"We particularly welcome STEM employers, as well as construction, manufacturing and tourism, all of strategic growth importance to Torbay.

"The free event is for school and college learners and parents, as well as those people looking to upskill themselves or their employees. 

"There will be a range of businesses and training providers available to talk to about Apprenticeship opportunities and space for employers to also host informal interviews.

"Additional support for learners will be available on the day including CV and interview preparation, careers advice, coaching, a pop up job shop and a parent’s area providing information and refreshments. 

"The Heart of the South West Careers Hub will also be attending providing information, advice and guidance to schools on implementing their Careers Strategy."

Emily Tucker, Head of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement at South Devon College, said: "The Apprenticeships Fair builds on ten targeted events that reached over 1,000 people earlier in the year as part of National Apprenticeship Week. We are delighted to be supporting this new initiative working in partnership for Torbay.”

"The Torbay Apprenticeships Fair is being delivered in partnership for Torbay by TDA with Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network, Heart of the South West LEP Careers Hub, South Devon College, Torbay Business Forum and Serco."

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