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Big names for National Apprenticeship Week

Apprentice in workshop,

The Bedford College Group is playing host

to some of the largest employers in the region in National Apprenticeship Week (NAW Feb 6th – 10th) at two events aimed at parents.

On Tuesday February 7th 5 – 8pm at the Kettering campus of Tresham College, part of the Group, and on Thursday 9th at Bedford, big name employers will be  talking to families about the modern approach to great careers via apprenticeships, without student debt.

Gina Bubbins, Business Development Director, whose team liaise with 1,000s of companies across Beds, Northants and MK said:

 “Apprenticeships offers fantastic routes into employment for people from as young as 16, to a mature entry level. We want parents to understand that this is a quality alternative to university for the bright and able who want to start a career path.”

People standing by stall for Tata Steel, National Apprenticeships Week event.
Attendees at National Apprenticeship Week event.
Attendees at Staff at National Apprenticeship Week event.
Staff at National Apprenticeship Week event.
The employers are:


  • Tata Steel
  • Ball Corporation
  • Berrys
  • Weetabix
  • NHFT
  • BCA


  • Vauxhall
  • Lockheed Martin
  • John Lewis Distribution Centre
  • FCDOs
  • BCA
  • Icon Partnership

There are also vacancies with The Bedford College Group which employs 700 people across the region.

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Kettering event – Tuesday 7 February

Bedford event – Thursday 9 February

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