Regent College attends ‘Start Out in Leicester’ event
Regent College recently attended a ‘Start Out’ event held by Leicester city Council. The event, designed to help young people into apprenticeships, was part of the Leicester to Work programme. Regent College were there to help bridge the gap between employers who are seeking to take on new apprentices, and young people looking for opportunities. Often young people just aren’t sure how to go about applying, or what they want to do, it’s important that they are given guidance to match them with appropriate opportunities in the area. The city council is keen to do all it can to support local businesses through the ‘Leicester Economic Action – A plan for jobs and and growth: 2012 to 2020’ therefore events that bring employers, training providers and young people together are high on the agenda. Regent College is working with Leicester City Council, through their partnerships strategy, and with the support of college Governor and Deputy City Mayor, Rory Palmer. The aim is to increase the number of apprenticeship opportunities in the city and to address the needs of businesses.