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National Employability Day – Making A Difference in Manchester

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Training provider, Seetec, will host pre-apprenticeship workshops this June in a bid to help a new generation of learners get on the career ladder.

As school leavers explore their options as the end of term nears, education specialist, Seetec, is providing a one-stop shop of knowledge and a stepping stone to help young people kick-start their careers.

To coincide with National Employability day on Friday 29th June, the training provider is hosting an event in Manchester to give 16-24 year olds all the information they need on starting an apprenticeship, boosting their employment prospects and simply how to take that next step into their career.

On the day, Seetec will host a Pre-Apprenticeship Awareness Session in both the morning and afternoon.  In attendance will be Councillor Kilpatrick of West Didsbury and Labour Councillor of Chorlton, Councillor Hacking, who will be opening the morning session and MP for Denton and Reddish, Andrew Gwynne, who will be present in the afternoon.

Both sessions will give guests a chance to hear from the experts about traineeships and the benefits of a work placement as well as one-off talks from city centre employers who work in partnership with Seetec. There will also be opportunity to meet those currently on placements as well as tutors to find out more about how they can make the most of their apprenticeship scheme.  

The event comes at the perfect time as in April, it was announced that unemployment figures in Manchester had increased by 3,000, and Seetec are keen to ensure future generation are given all the support they need to start their career either through employment, traineeships or apprenticeships .

With a 35 year history of working alongside employers, the National Employability Day event is just one of the many ways Seetec go the extra mile to help young learners and those looking for work in the city.

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The training experts have helped put 300 people back into work over the last 12 months in Manchester across various different industry sectors including retail, hospitality and creative media. Not only this, but Seetec also ensure each customer has a full package to meet their needs which includes support with buying interview clothes for those looking for work, travel planning, in work support expenses, as well as supporting with in work clothes and equipment and further training and development opportunities.

Greg Bate, Senior Operational Partnership Manager at Seetec says; “This event is the perfect opportunity for 16-24 year olds to learn as much as possible about their career prospects in one condensed session. Not only have we got notable guest appearances from MP for Denton and Reddish, Andrew Gwynne, two Manchester Councillors, as well as representatives from DWP, Manchester City Council, Salford City Council, Bury Council and Wigan Council, but young people get the chance to hear from those who have shared their experiences first hand.”

“Unemployment rates are beginning to creep up in Manchester as a result of the economic climate but we’re confident that with the right training and wealth of opportunities, the next generation of workers can stop this in their tracks, and our sessions in June are just one way of making a difference.”

To get involved in National Employability Day with Seetec, click here.

The event will take place on Friday 29th June at the Seetec office on Marble Street in Manchester. Sessions take place from 9:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-4pm. Each session lasts 3 hours with lunch and refreshments provided. Places are limited so booking in advance is recommended.

Seetec Manchester, 9 Marble Street, Manchester, M2 2AR.

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