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The Real Apprenticeship Event 2013

News release

April 2013


New Career Creator road show attracts hundreds

Almost a thousand teenagers visited a free Birmingham road show to get advice on apprenticeships and job opportunities. The Real Apprentice event, held at Aston Villa, saw a bumper turn out of youngsters keen to find out about apprenticeships in a range of careers.
More than 40 training providers took part in the showcase which was organised by’ Career Creators, a learning provider network for Birmingham and Solihull and Oldbury-based BCTG.
The aim of the free showcase was to encourage this year’s school leavers to consider the many thousands of apprenticeship places available to them as part of a push to get more young people into employment with training.

Sue Tipton, from Career Creators, said: “What’s so good about the event is that parents and young people can talk face to face to employers, colleges and training providers about the excellent career opportunities open to them.

“We were especially pleased with the numbers of young people coming through the door which shows that young people are attracted to apprenticeships and can see the value in them.”
Current regional figures show that in 2011/12 more than 126,300 under 19-year-olds gained an apprenticeship in more than 40 different occupations across the West Midlands. 

Amrath Takher, (pictured) aged 21, from Walsall, said he had enjoyed his business administration apprentice to such an extent that he had decided to continue with it and work towards his level 3 qualification in his job with Birmingham-based Protocol Consultancy Services.
Anyone who wants to find out more about being a Real Apprentice can call free on 08000 321222 or go to or