Accrington and Rossendale College will be celebrating National Apprenticeships Week in March to raise the awareness of Apprenticeships within the local area.


The national event, which is now in its 8th year, is set to take place between the 9th – 13th March 2015 and aims to raise the profile of Apprenticeships amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media.

A busy week of activities, awards and master classes have been scheduled to showcase the talents apprentices possess with job swaps, themed evenings and bespoke classes all set to take place.

Higher Apprenticeship learners kick started the week with an awards ceremony to celebrate the success of every learner passing the course.

Leeann Malik, AccRoss student picked up two awards, which included the Higher Achiever Award, and the Students Student Award said, “The support from everyone at AccRoss has been second to none. I am extremely proud to have been award both these awards and would like to thank my tutors and my fellow students for a great experience.”

Apprentices from the College’s Construction Department will be taking part in a ‘swap your trade’ master class, where students will swap their trade to take up a new one.

Hospitality and Catering apprentices will be hosting a special Lancashire Tapas Themed Evening in conjunction with Moorhouses Brewery. The event, which will host a distinguished audience has been planned, organised and catered for by hospitality and catering apprentices from the College.

Other activities focussed around apprenticeships have been organised to take place throughout the week.