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A group of University of Birmingham apprentices
University of Birmingham apprentices

The University of Birmingham is helping people from across the city kick-start their careers with a variety of apprenticeships.

On Tuesday 5th March the University is hosting an Apprenticeship Open Day to allow potential applicants see for themselves the kinds of roles and training available.

This is the fourth year the institution has recruited to apprenticeship posts, which allow people of any age or experience to do paid work while undertaking a work-related qualification. Opportunities are available in:

  • Business administration
  • IT
  • Maintenance
  • Technicians
  • Marketing and communications
  • Catering
  • Customer services

Apprenticeship Co-ordinator Caleb Wright said: “We’re passionate about supporting people to develop their careers. The University of Birmingham, with tens of thousands of students and staff, is like a small town. This means there are a huge variety of jobs that can be undertaken, from gardening to cooking to marketing. This is a brilliant opportunity, and I’m looking forward to meeting lots of prospective applicants on 5th March.”

Current Business Administration Apprentice Olivia Barfi started her course in September 2018, and she now works in the University’s External Relations team, providing administrative support and learning about communications and marketing.

Olivia said: “It’s a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills in the workplace, if you want to move forward in your career. I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship because I get to do something different every day – no two days are the same. I enjoy the creative aspects of my role, like creating blog posts and generating social media content.”

Find out more about the opportunities available and meet current apprentices at the Open Day, which will take place on Tuesday 5th March upstairs in the Bramall Building on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus. There will be information and people to talk to between 1pm and 3pm and also between 4pm and 6pm.

Those interested can just turn up, or can get in touch to register their interest or get further information.

For more information, please contact Head of Communications and Engagement (Infrastructure) Sally Xerri-Brooks on +44 (0)121 4143984.