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Students from Sandwell Academy brushed up their business skills when they visited an apprenticeship event to find out about all kinds of jobs on offer.

Sixth form students from the school were among hundreds of students taking part in The Real Apprentice Showcase, which was held yesterday in Walsall.

They took the chance to discuss apprenticeship options with a range of employers and training organisation as well as the Armed Forces.

For A Level business studentsAlisha Sandhu, and Jai Sharma, both 18, the event was also about finding out how all kinds of businesses work and the opportunities available to school leavers.

Jai said; “The Real Apprentice is very helpful, I have been able to go around and chat to all kinds of training providers and find out about their business as well as look into apprenticeship options for when I leave school.”

Students from schools across the Black Country are taking part in two Real Apprentice events which highlightwhat jobs, with training, are available to them.

Training expert BCTG has organised both days, in Walsall and in Dudley on March 17 both at The Village hotels.

Training providers specialising in engineering, hospitality, care and business administration as well as representatives from the Armed Services are all taking part.

The aim of the free showcase is to encourage this year’s school leavers to consider the many thousands of apprenticeship places available to them as part of a push to get more young people into employment with training.

Chris Luty, BCTG director, said: “Hundreds of students from years 11 to 13 came along to our Walsall showcase and we are expecting the same in Dudley, they are able to get lots of advice on their next steps and even secure good apprenticeship places.”

Anyone who wants to find out more about being a Real Apprentice can call free on 08000 321222 or go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk or www.therealapprentice.org.uk

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Brushing up on business and apprenticeships are sixth form students Alisha Sandhu and Jai Sharma with one of the many training providers at theevent Donna Kraushaar-Paddock from Walsall-based Peter Pyne.

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