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Chamber says there is more than one path to a great career

Chamber says there is more than one path to a great career

Some of the Chamber's successful Salon Apprentice students who excelled in a hairdressing competition.

AS students all over the country open their A Level results today, the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce is highlighting an alternative to the traditional university route.

David Hooper, the Chamber’s External Affairs Manager, said: “We hear all the time about the skills shortage affecting the Humber region and the difficulties businesses have in recruiting suitable staff.

“The Chamber has its own training company, Chamber Training, which can match new apprentices with employers. Available courses include Business Administration, Customer Service, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Hairdressing, Warehousing & Distribution and Health and Social Care. Several Chamber members offer similar opportunities including engineering and the trades, all of which are in great demand locally.

“As students contemplate their next steps, it’s important to remember there’s more than one path to success in the world of work. While many school-leavers and their families consider a place in university as the traditional route to a rewarding career, they could be overlooking other exciting, technical avenues for development and progression.

“The new, high quality Apprenticeships allow young people to earn, learn and progress quickly in their chosen career. At a time when businesses are reporting critical levels of recruitment difficulties, employers are keen to help people develop practical experience, skills and qualifications on the job.

“Businesses are working with schools, colleges and private training providers to help ensure young people are aware of the range of technical and vocational options available to them. The government must work with employers to maximise opportunities for young people to use apprenticeships to kickstart their careers.”

If you would like to know more about the opportunities apprenticeships can offer, visit, or call (01482) 611896. 

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