From 10th to 17th March, a new bus route is coming into action across the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP area to raise awareness of apprenticeships.
Stopping at a range of locations across the LEP area, including Fenland, West Norfolk and Peterborough, the bus will be welcoming a wide range of visitors on board to #JoinTheJourney.
The Signpost 2 Skills bus is touring the area to help promote the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities on offer to both businesses and young people. It will be manned by an expert crew of apprenticeship providers, members of the LEP’s Signpost 2 Skills team and The Skills Service team, plus local apprentices who can share their experiences first-hand with visitors.
[Download the bus timetable]
Neil Darwin, Chief Executive at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, explains:
“Apprenticeships provide both young people and businesses with a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and develop their staff. With such a wide range of different apprenticeships available, almost every business could benefit from taking on an apprentice to help their company to grow. We hope that as many young people and employers #JoinTheJourney by hopping on board our bus and speaking to one of our experts.”
Companies in the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP area are already embracing apprenticeships well, with the area 2.9% up for new apprentice starts, which is 1% above the targeted increase of 1.9% for the area set by the Government.
You can find out more about how you can #JoinTheJourney by visiting www.signpost2skills.co.uk.