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Open Day for IT Apprentice is a Success

IT Apprenticeships

Kensington and Chelsea College hosted a successful Open Day for shortlisted candidates for an IT apprentice role at the college. From the 64 applications received for the position, 15 candidates were invited to the Open Day. They spent the day meeting the college’s Head of IT and producing video CVs highlighting their suitability for the role. The short-listed 15 will now complete a pre-apprenticeship programme to hone their IT skills, and gain the internationally recognised European Computer Driving Licence, before one person is selected for the IT Apprentice role.

Matt Wojtyniak, Manager for KCC Works – the arm of the college working with employers to deliver apprenticeships, said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for not just one person, but an entire group. The pre-apprenticeship programme gives people the chance to gain valuable IT skills and qualifications that will ensure they are at a level where they can be considered for apprenticeship opportunities.’

Darren Tysoe, Director of Information Learning Technology at the college, said: ‘The college works closely with a wide range of employers to deliver apprenticeship programmes. This has resulted in some great job opportunities for people in the local community, so when we needed to find a candidate for an IT role at the college it seemed fitting we’d hire an apprentice. It’s a great opportunity for someone to learn whilst they are in a job and getting paid.’