Jenni Del Valle-Woodward, Training Advisor at Doncaster College,
appeared on Sine FM to help raise awareness of what benefits
Dozens of employers were invited to breakfast and lunch
at Doncaster College’s Waterfront Restaurant recently to find out
more about Apprenticeships.
Guests were treated to a buffet breakfast and lunch, prepared
and served by Hospitality and Catering students, as well as gaining
insightful information and guidance on funding, how apprenticeships
work and courses at the College.
The two events were part of a day to promote Apprenticeships and
Business Solutions at the College and were organized by the Academy
of Workforce Development.
Interested employers listened to talks from Pat Meadows,
Assistant Principal External Partnerships & Employer Engagement
at the College, as well as speakers Mike Long from the National
Apprenticeship Service, Alexander Van Steen who employs a couple of
Apprentices at his company Axita, and at the lunch time event, Etta
Cohen from Forward Ladies.
Guests were also given information about the Enterprise Club,
which is held every two weeks at the Hub and at the FE centre in
Stainforth on a Thursday. The club helps people who are thinking of
starting up their own business and provides them with relevant
advice and support to do this. For more information, contact Ann
Jackson or Daniel Wright on 01302 558347.
A member of the Workforce Development team, Training Advisor
Jenni Del Valle Woodward, 27, appeared on the Business Juice
section of the ‘Simply Fred’ radio show at Sine FM.
Jenni said, “it was a great opportunity to make more people
aware of Apprenticeship schemes and how beneficial they can be for
both the learner and the employer.”
Accompanying Jenni was Laura Cook, a Level 2 Business
Administration Apprentice who spoke about her experience of
learning and working at Doncaster College.
Jenni told listeners how Apprenticeships are more flexible than
they used to be, learners can be aged 16-65 and the schemes can be
used to train existing or new members of staff. She said in this
time of recession it makes a lot of sense as for every pound the
government spends on apprenticeships the economy gets back forty
pounds in added value.
For more information contact the Apprenticeship team on 01302
553913 or visit the College website www.don.ac.uk/apprenticeships