PEOPLE looking for a real apprenticeship, with real training and a real job, come along to 'The Real Apprentice' Showcases; in Worcester on February 11 and Redditch on February 13 to meet more than 40 employers, colleges and training providers.

Following the huge success of 'The Real Apprentice' showcase event in Worcester last year, which attracted over 450 young people and 31 exhibitors, Worcestershire County Council, in partnership with National Apprenticeship Service, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Shropshire Training Providers Association, and Black Country Training Group, is once again holding apprentice showcases at both Worcester Warriors Sixways Stadium and The Abbey Stadium, Redditch. Both events run from 1- 7pm.

Potential apprentices will have the chance to hear from, and talk to major employers, training providers and successful apprentices who have gone from strength to strength since learning their trades as well as take part in bite sized activity sessions.

Students from years 10, 11, 12 and 13 are invited to attend along with parents or guardians to find all the information they need about life after school and Worcestershire's Apprentice Programmes.

More than 40 exhibitors including major employers like Jaguar Land Rover and Mazak will be recruiting on the day.

Aamir Kayani, Worcestershire County Council’s employment and skills manager, said: "We are extremely delighted with last year’s success and the efforts of our partners to raise the numbers and profile of apprenticeships amongst young people.

“One of the council's priorities is ensuring we build the current and future workforce for the growth of our economy."

Rosie Boulanger, an administrative assistant apprentice, said, "The scheme is a great opportunity to get some experience whilst being paid. It has been really beneficial to me and motivated me to get my qualification.”

Anyone aged between 16 and 19 years is welcome – the event is free. For any queries please call, freephone 08000 321222.