Lancashire Apprenticeship and Careers Expo 2019


The Lancashire Apprenticeship and Careers Expo is an established annual event, held at Preston Guild Hall, which brings together potential apprentices, employers and educators all under one roof.
Future applicants get the valuable opportunity to meet some of Lancashire’s leading apprenticeship employers to discover how they can continue to learn, develop new skills and gain the work experience necessary to launch their career.

With recognised qualifications, work experience and under-pinning job related knowledge all whilst being paid – it’s easy to see just why so many people are looking to find out what an apprenticeship could do for them.

Apprenticeships are often associated with as career pathways for school and college leavers, but an increasing number of adults are also accessing training and qualifications through this route as enlightened employers seek to invest and upskill their workforces via apprenticeships.

Adults are also looking at apprenticeship training as a viable way of changing careers and also gaining university or degree level qualifications such as the ILM Level 5 in Management and Leadership.

Accessing higher education through apprenticeships is also extremely cost effective with many employers already having funds to spend through their own apprenticeship levy contributions. Those businesses without a levy currently only have to contribute just 10% of the training costs and this is set to reduce to only 5% from April 2019. With over 2000 visitors and 70 businesses expected to attend, the Lancashire Apprenticeship and Careers Expo will yet again be the biggest in the area and we are very proud to announce that 2019’s event is supported by leading apprenticeship training providers Preston’s College and Blackpool & The Fylde College as well as one of the leading apprentice employers in the country – the NHS.