Education News | Get in and go far during National Apprenticeship Week | Andover & VillagesStudents, parents and local businesses considering an apprenticeship will have the chance to find out more about opportunities available in the borough during National Apprenticeship Week.

A series of events run by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in partnership with Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT), Basingstoke ITEC and Queen Mary’s College are taking place to mark National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from Monday 6 March to Friday 10 March.

All are designed to raise awareness of apprenticeship schemes and support the national ‘Get in go far’ campaign.

Experts will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions and there will also be a chance to speak to those currently on the schemes, to get a glimpse of what life is like as an apprentice. The apprenticeship roadshow events will be taking place on the following dates and locations:

Saturday 4 March from 9am to 5pm at The Malls Shopping Centre

Monday 6 March from 12 midday to 2pm at The Innovation Centre, Basing View

Tuesday 7 March from 12 midday to 2pm at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Offices in the Deanes reception area

Wednesday 8 March from 11am to 7pm at Waitrose, Basing View

Thursday 9 March from 12pm to 2pm at Dayers restaurant, Chineham Business Park

Friday 10 March from 12pm to 2pm at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place

Monday 13 March from 4pm to 7.30pm at Basingstoke College of Technology (BcoT), Worting Road.

Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Clive Sanders said: “There are some fantastic apprenticeship opportunities available locally in a range of sectors. With different schemes that offer the chance to get a degree or start without qualifications, the sky really is the limit. These events are a good way for people to find out whether an apprenticeship is the right choice for them.”

Judith Moule, Head of Business Development at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) said: “BCoT is committed to offering a range of opportunities to the local community, which includes our extensive apprenticeship offer. Whether you’re a school leaver, looking to retrain or based in work and want to up-skill, come along to our events to discover the apprenticeships we offer and the support you will receive. Employers are also welcome to come and discuss opportunities with the Aspiral Learning team.”

Caroline McColl, Manager of Basingstoke ITEC said: “We are pleased to be involved with these events happening across the borough, promoting the life changing opportunities apprenticeships give young people.”

For more information on what’s happening during National Apprenticeship Week in the borough visit or for details on the national campaign go to or search #GetInGoFar on social media.

For further information please contact: Marketing Officer Gemma Thompson on 01256 845181 or email

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