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A dedicated apprenticeship service has been set-up to offer free and impartial advice to businesses in Berkshire.

Providing a one-stop shop for businesses of all sizes, the service will provide fast and easy access to information on apprenticeship programmes and the latest funding. It will even help employers find the right apprenticeship programme and training provider for their needs.

Led by East Berkshire College, the service is being delivered in partnership with a group of local training providers including BCA, Bracknell & Wokingham College, Newbury College, Reading College, TESS Group and West Berkshire Training Consortium.

Juliet Holloway, Assistant Principal for Business Development at East Berkshire College, explains: “This new service will make it even easier for businesses to take on an apprentice and maximise the benefits of an apprenticeship scheme by providing a free and local source of up-to-date information.

“Whether developing the skills of a current employee or recruiting a new individual, apprenticeships are a great cost-effective way for employers to develop their workforce, address future skills gaps and drive growth.”

Co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the project aims to help businesses develop their workforce and increase the number of apprentices, particularly at level three and above.

The creation of the Berkshire Apprenticeship Service responds to the objectives of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP’s Skills Priority Statement, which reports that the proportion of businesses offering apprenticeships in Berkshire is lower than the national average and identifies the need to address skills shortages in key areas such as engineering, digital technologies, science and healthcare.

Dominique Unsworth BEM, Community Sector Representative on Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Forum and Managing Director of Resource Productions, commented: “As businesses in Berkshire continue to report on high skills gaps within their organisation and the difficulty of recruiting new talent with the right skills, the Berkshire Apprenticeship Service will go some way towards helping businesses develop existing employees’ skills and/or take on a new individual, thereby ensuring Berkshire’s economic potential is not restricted by the labour supply.”

For more details on the Berkshire Apprenticeship service, please click here, call 01753 793370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, businesses interested in finding out more about the service can drop into a breakfast networking event on 28th June 2017 at 8.30am at the Slough Aspire Centre, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough Trading Estate to talk to members of the Berkshire Apprenticeship Service.

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The latest national Employer Satisfaction Survey 2015-6 has revealed high levels of employer satisfaction with East Berkshire College and its apprenticeship training provision.

Employers gave the Berkshire-based training provider high marks, scoring the College 8.3 out of 10 for overall employer satisfaction and 8.4 out of 10 for overall quality of training.

The College, which has campuses in Langley and Windsor, scored well in all aspects of the survey, including understanding the employer’s needs, overall quality and likelihood of recommendation. The survey also highlighted the professionalism of the staff delivering training.

Juliet Holloway, Assistant Principal for Marketing and Business Development, commented: “The College prides itself on delivering the highest standards of service to businesses and this survey is a wonderful endorsement of our achievements. We believe the key factors in our success has been our ability to respond to the changing needs of businesses, our flexibility in tailoring training and, of course, our talented team of industry-trained staff, who provide support to employers as well as their apprentices.”

East Berkshire College works with a wide range of regional employers, from SMEs to multinationals, including Stoke Park Hotel and Country Club, Costain, Marriott Hotels, Paradigm Housing Group and Classico Marble Ltd.

Linda Hawkins, Multi Property Director of Human Resources at London Heathrow and Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotels, has been working with the College for the past few years. She explains: “We believe firmly in developing local talent and apprenticeships have been a key initiative for us over the last few years, especially in terms of attracting young chefs. East Berkshire College have been exceptional in helping us find the right candidates and providing us with regular updates on their progress.”

With over 40 years of experience in working with businesses in a wide variety of industries, the College delivers a range of cost-effective and tailored training solutions – from apprenticeships to one-day workshops – at a time and place to suit business requirements.

Global exhibition and events company, FX4 Solutions in Maidenhead have been working with the College to hire and train carpentry apprentices for their business. Lauren Fisk, HR and Business Administrative Manager at FX4, explains:

“We have been working with East Berkshire College for over three years and I always find them very accommodating. They made it very easy for us to set up an apprenticeship scheme, they quickly resolve any issues that arise and their regular site visits provide us with the chance to give and receive feedback on our apprentices. As exhibition carpentry is a specialist area, they have even gone out of their way to tailor the course to our specific needs. Their service and knowledge is second to none.”

The results of this latest survey is a further endorsement of the quality of the College’s apprenticeship provision, which has been graded as good overall by Ofsted. In addition, the National Student Survey 2016 on Higher Education providers has rated East Berkshire College as one of the top 15 colleges and universities in the UK for student satisfaction.

East Berkshire College offers a wide range of apprenticeships in areas including Science, IT, Engineering, Business & Administration, Construction, Hairdressing, Health & Care and Hospitality & Catering.

Businesses interested in finding out more about apprenticeships and other training opportunities can contact East Berkshire College on 01753 443855, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here.

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The London Borough of Hounslow is helping local people to launch their careers and improve their skills through an award-winning apprenticeship scheme in partnership with East Berkshire College.

Leading by example, the Council is a big advocate of apprenticeships and currently employs 27 apprentices, aged 17 to 51, in its property repairs and contracts teams. As well as expanding their knowledge and qualifications, the apprentices help to maintain over 16,000 homes across the borough.

The London Borough of Hounslow’s multi-award winning apprenticeship programme provides the apprentices with the opportunity to gain qualifications in a wide range of sectors including construction trades and business. Now in its fourth year, the scheme is going from strength to strength, recently winning Apprenticeship Company of the Year 2016 at the Spark Awards.

John Laparte (aged 20) is one of the individuals who started a carpentry apprenticeship through the Council and the College last September:

“Apprenticeships are good because they prepare you for real life and help you develop real skills. I have a mentor who is really good at explaining things and has helped build my confidence. Each day is different. I can be doing anything from general repairs to changing a front door. Every day, I feel that I am taking a step towards my future and working for the council makes me feel like I’m giving something back to the community as well.”

With apprenticeships now available from intermediate (Level 2) right through to higher apprenticeships (Level 4/5) and degree level, becoming an apprentice isn’t just for school leavers either.

Daniel Twyford (aged 34) is a multi-trade apprentice in the repairs and response team at the Council. Having worked as a carpenter at the Council for 13 years, he mentors new apprentices like John as well as adding to his own skills by undertaking a multi-trade apprenticeship.

Daniel explains: “The apprenticeship has given me the chance to expand my knowledge by going back to college. I was already a qualified carpenter, but now I’ve been able to gain skills in other areas such as bricklaying and roof tiling, which has given me more confidence to tackle a wider range of jobs at work. As a mentor, I’m also passing on my knowledge to other apprentices, who are just starting out.”

Sharon Nicholls, Trade Apprenticeship Co-ordinator at The London Borough of Hounslow, explains: “As a council, we are dedicated to supporting apprenticeships and providing local people with the chance to gain employment and skills. Our apprentices are really enjoying the chance to continue their learning and, as well as their studies at college, we provide additional in-house training, including courses in manual handling, first aid and money matters. All mentors also undertake a mentor training, so they know how to effectively support an apprentice.

“East Berkshire College works very much in partnership with us to tailor training to our needs, particularly with our more experienced employees. For example, the College organised for all the functional maths and English element of the course to be completed first, so our apprentices can now focus on their industry qualifications. We chose to work with the College because they were able to deliver the range of apprenticeship qualifications we required, now and in the future. Over the next few years, we hope to continue to expand our apprenticeship scheme, particularly in terms of higher level apprenticeships.”

The Council promotes apprenticeships both internally and externally throughout the borough. Through its 106 agreements with developers, it encourages and supports developers to hire apprentices.

Further demonstrating its commitment to investing in its employees and local residents, the Council is also working with East Berkshire College in Langley to upskill its team of caretakers. The College, which has been delivering apprenticeships for over 40 years, has devised a special training programme for 12 caretakers employed by the Council.

As well as the more traditional trade-based apprenticeships, East Berkshire College offers a range of apprenticeships in areas such as Business Administration, Accounting, Science, Engineering and Hospitality & Catering. An increasing range of new higher apprenticeships (Level 4) are also available, offering a more affordable and convenient alternative to university.

East Berkshire College, which has campuses in Langley and Windsor, has over 40 years of experience in delivering high quality training to SMEs and multi-nationals in a wide range of industries. Businesses interested in finding out more about apprenticeships can contact the College on 01753 443855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Apprenticeships were top of the menu at a special Business Breakfast for local employers on Thursday (9 March) at Langley College. Celebrating the benefits of employing apprentices and providing details on apprenticeship funding reforms, the event was part of a series of activities to mark National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March 2017).

Over 50 employers from across the region attended the event including Marriott Hotel Group, Mars, Morgan Sindall, Oakley Court Hotel, John Guest and Housing Solutions. The ‘Business Breakfast’ event provided local organisations with the chance to find out more about the College’s apprenticeship programmes, the new funding changes and the benefits of taking on an apprentice.

The event featured a number of short presentations by key speakers such as Linda Hawkins from The Marriott Hotel Group, who has recruited apprentices through the College, and Dominique Unsworth from the Thames Valley Apprenticeship Ambassador Network. Meanwhile, the College’s catering students prepared a delicious buffet breakfast for guests, which included a cooked breakfast, croissants and handmade pastries.

One of the guest speakers at the event was Linda Hawkins, Multi Property Director of Human Resources, London Heathrow and Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotels. Speaking at the event, she said: “We believe firmly in developing local talent and apprenticeships have been a key initiative for us. They provide young people with top quality training and valuable life skills in a supportive, dynamic environment within the College and our hotels. The College has been exceptional in helping us find the right candidates and providing us with regular updates on the progress of our apprentices. Not to mention, the training facilities here are amazing.”

Guests were also provided with a tour of the College’s excellent facilities including the engineering workshop, which features a state-of-the-art CNC Milling machine, the hair and beauty salons, sports centre and the STEM Project & Research Centre.

Langley College, part of East Berkshire College, has been helping small to medium-sized businesses and multinational companies in a wide variety of industries recruit and train apprentices for over 40 years.

Apprenticeships are available in areas including Science, IT, Engineering, Business & Administration, Construction, Hairdressing, Health & Care and Hospitality & Catering. New higher apprenticeships (Level 4/5) also provide a more affordable and convenient alternative to university and graduate training schemes.

Businesses interested in finding out more about apprenticeships and how funding changes can benefit their business can contact East Berkshire College on 01753 443855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here

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Top achievers at East Berkshire College were honoured at the College’s annual Stand Out Awards Ceremony on Tuesday (21st June).

Former student and co-founder of the charity EduHaitian, Olivia Owen was guest speaker at the prestigious event, which was held at the College’s Langley Campus in Station Road.

The awards acknowledged the outstanding achievements of over 110 students, across both the Langley and Windsor colleges. Prizes were awarded for excellence, endeavour, achievement, service to the community and most promising student for each of the College’s curriculum areas as well as an overall Learner of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and Alumni of the Year.

An elated Michaela Simsova (aged 21, from Colnbrook), who is studying the Diploma in Sports and Active Leisure at Langley College, received the accolade of overall College Student of the Year.

“I’m surprised and delighted,” enthused Michaela. “I’ve never won anything like this before. My English wasn’t very good when I first started at the College, but my lecturers were really supportive and taught me to believe in myself. Thanks to them, I have been able to progress my studies, gain a part-time job as a fitness instructor and follow my dream of going to university to study physiotherapy.”

In addition to her studies, Michaela is an active member of the College community and volunteers as a college sports activator, regularly running sports sessions for other students.

Another winner was champion slalom canoeist and former student Mallory Franklin, who won the coveted Alumni of the Year Award for her outstanding sporting achievements since graduating in 2012. Since studying sports and exercise science at the College, Mallory has represented Great Britain all over the world and achieved three Senior World Cup gold medals, two Senior World Championship silver medals and a Senior European Silver medal. Most recently she won gold in the C1 canoeing event at the 2016 World Cup in France.

This year’s Apprentice of the Year Award went to Tom Wigington (aged 17), who is currently working as a carpentry apprentice for Deadline Cutting Limited in Watford: “Winning this award gives me the confidence of knowing I’m going in the right direction. I find it easier to learn by doing something practical rather than sitting at a desk, so being an apprentice is great as you’re out there learning and earning money at the same time.”

Olivia Owen gave an inspiring and heartfelt speech, talking of the unwavering support she received during her time at college. Support that led her to transform her life and give her the confidence to undertake an incredible journey of humanitarian work in Haiti, following a devastating earthquake. Since completing her childcare course in 2010, Olivia has worked in orphanages, taught English, helped with reconstruction projects and co-founded the charity EduHaitian, where she is continuing her mission to provide school scholarship for children in need.

“East Berkshire College is a really special transformative place for me, so I was honoured to return to speak at the annual awards. I dropped out of school and didn’t think education was for me, but coming to the College changed everything for me. I was nurtured by some incredible teachers, who really believed in me.

“Thanks to the College, I not only achieved my qualifications, but went on to study International Studies at Goldsmiths University and I’ve set-up the charity EduHaitian. When we launched the charity in 2011, we were able to support five children in Haiti to go to school and now five years on, we are able to help 50 young people access education.”

The special evening event was attended by over 300 guests, which included students, parents, teachers and local dignatries. Hospitality and catering students served up a delicious range of canapés at the event, while performing arts students narrated the proceedings.

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of over 800 courses available, please click here or call 01753 793000

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:24

Business breakfast backs apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships were the order of the day at a special Business Breakfast for local employers on Thursday (17 March) at East Berkshire College. Celebrating the benefits of employing apprentices, the event was part of a series of activities to mark National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March 2016).

A wide range of companies from across the region attended the event including Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, UCB, Sir Robert McAlpine, Starbucks, Morgan Sindall and Royal Windsor Racecourse. The ‘Business Breakfast’ event provided local organisations with the chance to find out more about the College’s apprenticeship programmes, funding and the benefits of taking on an apprentice.

The event featured a number of short presentations by key speakers as well as a Q&A session with representatives from Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, UCB and London Borough of Hounslow, all of whom have recruited apprentices through the College. Meanwhile, the College’s catering students prepared a delicious buffet breakfast for guests, which included scrambled eggs, mushrooms, bacon, soda bread, croissants and handmade pastries.

One of the apprentices speaking as part of the Q&A session was Juan Torres, who is currently an apprentice chef at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor and recently came second in the East Berkshire College Best Apprentice Chef contest.

Commenting on why an apprenticeship is a good way to start a career, Juan said: "I really enjoy the team spirit in the kitchen. I'm learning from great chefs, gaining experience and studying for my Level 3 qualification. My apprenticeship is an investment in my future."

Terry Lee from the London Borough of Hounslow, which currently employs apprentices through the College, added: “Apprenticeships are a great way to pass on knowledge to the next generation. It is important to give young people opportunities to learn. Our apprentices enjoy coming into the College because the facilities here are first class.”

Guests were also provided with a tour of the College’s excellent facilities including the engineering workshop, which features a state-of-the-art CNC Milling machine, the hair and beauty salons and the new STEM Project & Research Centre.

East Berkshire College helps employers of all sizes in a wide variety of industries recruit and train apprentices, including Classico Marble Ltd in Langley. Salve Caruso, Director of Classico Marble, explains: “Apprenticeships can be a really good way to recruit staff. The College has found us good keen young people who have wanted to learn and they have achieved a great level of competency with us. We would certainly recommend apprenticeships.”

East Berkshire College offers a wide range of apprenticeships in areas including Science, IT, Engineering, Business & Administration, Construction, Hairdressing and Hospitality & Catering. New higher apprenticeships (Level 4/5) are also available, offering a more affordable and convenient alternative to university and graduate training schemes.

Businesses interested in finding out more about apprenticeships can contact East Berkshire College on 01753 443855, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here.

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of over 800 courses including apprenticeships, click here.

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:00

College kick-starts careers with Reading FC

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Championship football club, Reading FC and East Berkshire College have teamed up to offer young people a fantastic opportunity to kick-start their sporting careers with a traineeship.

The club, which is based at the Madejski Stadium in Reading, has 12 traineeship positions available for those aged 16-24. The programme, which is designed to prepare young people for their future careers, will last between six weeks and six months depending on the individual's needs.

The 12 lucky trainees will have the opportunity to work with professional coaches, gain valuable work experience at the club, study for a NCFE Level 1 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport, train in the club's state-of-the-art facilities and improve their English and maths skills.

Dave Evans, Reading FC Community Trust Manager, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with East Berkshire College, as a registered charity we are passionate about working with young people helping them to achieve their own personal development pathways and if by using football we can help them to achieve this then Reading FC Community Trust are happy to be involved.

"The traineeship scheme offers young people a foot on the ladder in the industry, combining academic learning with physical activity helping to promote young people's passion for sport, candidates will also have the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a football club, meet some of the players and train on the clubs academies category 1 facilities.

"We see this as a fantastic opportunity for young people in Slough and look forward to working with them in the new year."

Combining study at East Berkshire College in Langley with work experience at Reading FC, the traineeship programme offers males and females the chance to develop transferable skills through sport and gain an insight into the careers available in a professional club. In addition, trainees will be given careers advice, guidance on apprenticeship opportunities and a reference at the end of the programme.

Those aged 16-24 who are qualified below Level 3 (A Levels or equivalent) and are currently unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week are eligible to apply for the sporting traineeship.

East Berkshire College is fast becoming a centre of excellence for sport and offers students the chance to develop their skills in a modern £5million Sports Centre, which includes a multi-purpose sports hall, fully-equipped gym, dance studio and outdoor games area.

For more details on the traineeship programme, please contact East Berkshire College on 01753 793000 or click here. Alternatively, you can come along to the Advice and Enrolment Event at Langley College on 11th January 2016 at 3.30pm.

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Key organisations from across the region joined Fiona Mactaggart MP at Langley College in Station Road on Friday (28 March) to put apprenticeships in Slough at the top of the agenda as part of a new collaborative initiative. 
                 
The landmark event was organised by the Slough Apprenticeship Group, which was set-up last year by Fiona Mactaggart to raise the skills level of Slough residents through vocational training. Bringing together experts from education and youth work as well as business, the event was designed to build effective partnerships to work with businesses and provide more apprenticeship opportunities for local people.

Representatives from training providers and organisations from across the region attended the event including; Slough Borough Council, Thames Valley LEP, National Apprenticeship Service, East Berkshire College, HIT Training, Bracknell & Wokingham College, Uxbridge College, TVRN, ATG Training, Baltic Training Services and QA Ltd.

Fiona Mactaggart MP explains: “Addressing the skills gaps of local people and the level of skills required by employers remains a key priority for Slough. I established the Slough Apprenticeship Task & Finish Group to achieve this objective with high quality local apprenticeships to give local people the chance to learn the skills they need to get a good job.”

The event featured a number of short presentations by key speakers such as Martin Towers from the Skills Funding Agency and Shabnam Ali from Slough Borough Council, as well as a discussion panel. The assembled group identified ways to increase participation in apprenticeships along with progress to Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4/5) and began the process of developing an apprenticeship provider strategy for Slough.

Virginia Barrett, co-chair of the group and Deputy Principal for Curriculum and Quality at East Berkshire College, said: “We are pleased to be a member of the Slough Apprenticeship Task & Finish Group and delighted to be able to host this latest event at Langley College. This is a great forum for local training providers and organisations to discuss ways in which we can work together to provide high quality apprenticeship opportunities for the people of Slough.”   

Training providers in Slough offer a wide range of apprenticeships in areas including Science, IT, Engineering, Business & Administration, Construction and Hospitality & Catering. New higher apprenticeships (Level 4/5) are also available, offering a more affordable and convenient alternative to university and graduate training schemes.

For further information on the Slough Apprenticeship Task & Finish Group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of apprenticeships, click here or call 0845 373 2500.
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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 15:17

Business breakfast champions apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships were top of the menu at a special Business Breakfast for local employers on Thursday (27 February) at East Berkshire College. Celebrating the benefits of employing apprentices, the event was the first in a series of activities to mark National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 March 2014).

A wide range of companies from across the region attended the event including Babcocks Ltd, The Marriott Hotel Group, British Airways, Carlsen Property Maintenance, Lovell and Macdonald Berystede Hotel. The 'Business Breakfast' event provided local organisations with the chance to find out more about the College's new apprenticeship programmes, funding and the benefits of taking on an apprentice.

The event featured a number of short presentations by key speakers such as Amar Gill from British Airways and Ron Vos from The Marriott Hotel Group, both of whom have recruited apprentices through the College. Meanwhile, the College's catering students prepared a delicious buffet breakfast for guests, which included bacon rolls, smoked salmon bagels and handmade pastries.

One of the guest speakers at the event was Amar Gill, IT Apprentice Programme Manager at British Airways. British Airways recognises the benefit of developing new talent and currently has 12 higher apprentices through the College.

"We believe it is important to invest in young people as these apprentices are our future. We chose to work with East Berkshire College because they had experience of delivering Higher Apprenticeships in ICT, could tailor the programme to our needs and we were impressed by the passion of their staff. We are delighted by how quickly our apprentices have developed in the first six months."

Guests were also provided with a tour of the College's excellent facilities including the engineering workshop, which features a state-of-the-art CNC Milling machine, and the new Hospitality & Catering Academy.

East Berkshire College trains hundreds of apprentices every year, in various subjects from IT to professional cookery, and even helps businesses recruit apprentices.

East Berkshire College now offers a wide range of new apprenticeships in areas including Science, IT, Engineering, Business & Administration and Hospitality & Catering. New higher apprenticeships (Level 4) are also available, offering a more affordable and convenient alternative to university and graduate training schemes.

Businesses interested in finding out more about apprenticeships can contact East Berkshire College on 01753 443855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of over 800 courses including apprenticeships, click here.

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Monday, 18 March 2013 14:40

Business breakfast backs apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships were top of the menu at a special Business Breakfast for local employers on Thursday (7 March) at East Berkshire College. Celebrating the benefits of employing apprentices, the event was the first in a series of activities to mark National Apprenticeship Week (11-15 March 2013).

A wide range of companies from across the region attended the event including Panasonic, CH&Co, Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, Thames Hospice Care, Kier and British Airways. The 'Business Breakfast' event provided local organisations with the chance to find out more about the College's new apprenticeship programmes and the benefits of taking on an apprentice.

The event featured a number of short presentations by key speakers such as Zeena Cala from the National Apprenticeship Service, Sarah-Jane Nicholls from the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Dawn Amos from Panasonic. Guests were also able to take part in a discussion forum, take a tour of the College's extensive facilities and hear directly from current apprentices about their experiences.

One of the guest speakers at the event was Sarah-Jane Nicholls, HR Manager at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa. As a renowned four-star hotel, Sir Christopher Wren recognises the benefit of developing new talent and currently has two apprentices through the College.

"We wanted to find new talent for the kitchen, which would grow with us and really understand the culture of the hotel. East Berkshire College has made the whole process of setting up an apprenticeship programme very easy for us, from advising on funding to recruitment. The College was even able to screen CVs for us and send through candidates that matched our criteria, which saved us valuable time."

Guests were also provided with a tour of the College's excellent facilities including the engineering workshop, which features a state-of-the-art CNC Milling machine, and talk to current apprentices.

In addition to the breakfast event, the College also invited Fiona Mactaggart MP to take up the challenge of becoming an apprentice. During her visit, Fiona joined a class of apprentices in the College's extensive motor vehicle and engineering department to talk with them about their experiences. She was even shown how to use the latest autologic diagnostic equipment by apprentices Oliver Rickstraw (21) and Danny Saunders (19).

East Berkshire College trains hundreds of apprentices every year, in various subjects from engineering to professional cookery, and even helps businesses recruit apprentices.

East Berkshire College now offers a wide range of new apprenticeships in areas including Science, IT, Engineering, Business & Administration, Accounting and Hospitality & Catering. New higher apprenticeships (Level 4) are also available, offering a more affordable and convenient alternative to university.

Businesses interested in finding out more about apprenticeships or would like to request a copy of our 'Employer's Guide to Apprenticeships' can contact East Berkshire College on 01753 443855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information on East Berkshire College and its extensive range of over 800 courses including apprenticeships call 0845 373 2500 or click here.

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