A new one stop shop helping people across the city make their first steps on the career ladder has been officially unveiled at City of Wolverhampton College.

The Apprenticeship Hub, at Paget Road Campus, was opened on December 5th by a group of apprentices already employed in positions at the college.

The hub will support school leavers, current college students and people already employed and looking to upskill who are deciding on their next steps. Staff will be on hand to give information and advice about apprenticeships, help people find a role that is suitable for them, and talk them through the vacancies available. Applicants will also receive help with their applications and interview techniques.

Principal Claire Boliver said: “Apprenticeships are a great way for students to get into their chosen career, allowing young people to get experience and qualifications up to university level, while still being paid. However, all too often this route is ignored as people are simply not aware of apprenticeships – or how to apply for one.

“Apprenticeships can not only lead to a permanent position within a company – in fact many of our apprentices are offered a job once their training has finished – but can lead on to university, while our higher level apprenticeships give people the advanced level qualifications needed for senior roles without incurring the costs of going to university.

“This hub will be a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase these great opportunities, providing guidance from expert staff to people across the city and enabling people to make an informed choice about their next step.”

The college works with a huge range of employers – both local and national – to offer apprentices, including the BBC, Express & Star, Moog and City of Wolverhampton Council, and Apprentice vacancies are regularly available. For more information ring call Clare on 01902 837163 or visit

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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