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Get In, Go Far with Heart of England Training and Coventry City Council.

Heart of England Training (HOET) is partnering with Coventry City Council to deliver a free drop in event today to support young people applying for a number of apprenticeships available within the council.

The event, jointly organised by the Ofsted Outstanding ranked training provider and Coventry City Council will be held at 12 Broadgate House between 10:00-16:00 on Thursday 29th September to encourage people aged between 16-24 to consider applying for some of the Customer Service and Business Administration roles on offer at the council.

The day itself will be split into two halves with a morning session running 10:00-13:00 and afternoon session running from 13:00-16:00. Each session will have an informal presentation to give potential applicants an overview on the apprenticeship delivery, company culture and the associated progression opportunities within the relevant departments.

Stephen Pearce is a recent apprenticeship graduate through Coventry City Council and HOET, this is his story:

"My name is Stephen Pearce.  I have just finished my Level 3 NVQ Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.  I feel that the Apprenticeship Scheme has benefited me greatly.  I feel that the course at HOET and Coventry City Council has given me the abilities and experience to the working world.  It has also given me experience and knowledge on legislation in and out of the workplace; this includes: Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Equality, Diversity and inclusion and safeguarding.  I have found the assessors supportive throughout my Level 2 and 3 Courses, always willing to give help and advice when needed and to a high standard.  I also felt that staff were approachable and supportive to my own personal situation when I was having difficulties, I feel I was given good advice to help me resolve these situations.

I have found the Council a supporting and encouraging employer to push me to my skill limits and stretch those limits to constantly improve on my abilities.  This has been done through one to one situations but also through conversations and meetings between management and HOET assessors.  This ensured that areas of improvement could be identified efficiently and improved upon quickly.

This qualification also will enable me to use it as evidence of my achievements and experience which I can now use to my advantage in a job searching or interviewing environment.  This will increase my employability.  This is of particular importance as the job market becomes tighter. 

However, this does give great advantages in the same company as for example, I have been given training necessary and therefore am able to cover for colleagues in their absence.

I have now obtained a contract for a Grade three post within Coventry City Council.  This gives me thoughts on if I hadn’t taken the apprenticeship with Heart of England Training would I have been this successful?" 

To find out more about the outstanding local apprenticeship opportunities we can offer, visit www.hoet.co.uk.

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