National Apprenticeship Week is a celebration of all that is good about apprenticeships, with events across the country marking the significant role of apprentices in today’s working environment.

The Horsham Fair this year will see more than 40 apprentice employers and training providers, from a wide variety of sectors, present their opportunities.

The event is free and anyone is welcome to attend. It is a major career route for young people starting out on their careers, but also older, more experienced people are now starting to retrain using apprenticeship courses.

Horsham District Council, a major local employer, now runs a successful apprenticeship programme with 12 apprentices working across a variety of departments.

This year’s Apprenticeship and Traineeship Fair follows on from last year’s very successful first event, when 34 exhibitors with more than 500 opportunities saw in excess of 1000 visitors attend the event.

Confirmed employers this year include Gatwick Airport, AJW Aviation, Apollo Motor Group, the British Army and RAF, HMRC Border Force, Kier Construction, Metricell, NatWest, Nestle, RSPCA, Sussex Police, Thales, NHS, Brighton and Chichester Universities and Virgin. There will be many more employers and training providers with hundreds of opportunities attending.

For a full list of exhibitors and for more information, click here or email Leigh Chambers at leigh.chambers@horsham.gov.uk for more information.