This Summer, The Learning Foundry is holding a number of open days for young local people to learn how they can fast track their careers.

During the Summer young people begin to think about their career path as they leave school, finish college courses and move into the world of work. The Learning Foundry is offering fast track routes into jobs and apprenticeships to help local young people across the Liverpool City Region kick start their career. These fast track routes are across a wide range of sectors including the music industry, construction, dental, childcare, health and social care and more.

The Learning Foundry is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ training provider with more than 25 years’ experience in delivering training and apprenticeships. They provide unique learning opportunities to over 1000 people each year. The team works with learners and employers, supporting them at every step to develop tailored, engaging and inspiring training and employment programmes for all levels and abilities. They have developed fast track course to kick start young people’s careers.

All of the courses are designed with local employers, aimed at 16 to 24 year olds, to ensure they develop the skills needed in their chosen industry. For example, ‘Sound Check’ has been developed in partnership with Future Yard, one of the UK’s most exciting music venues. These lead on to apprenticeships and full time careers.

In fact, every course includes a work experience placement and support to apply for exclusive job and apprenticeship vacancies before anyone else. In addition the courses will improve employability skills and provide sector-recognised qualifications.

The Learning Foundry has already held its first open days in July that were well attended. There are a host of dates in August that you can book a ticket for. Tutors, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions during the event, plus the opportunity to meet employers and take part in career taster sessions.

The open days give young people the opportunity to meet The Learning Foundry’s friendly tutors. They can check out the city campus and chat to current and previous students about their experiences. Importantly they can meet employees, discuss apprenticeship opportunities and take part in careers taster sessions. There is even an opportunity to try some fun activities such as honing your skills at soda pong.

If you would like further information on apprenticeships and how to apply for them, talk to the Apprenticeship Support by Be More Team. The team is funded by the European Social Fund & LCR Strategic Investment Fund and provides impartial information and advice on apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region.