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Black Country Saddles

Next stop…Black Country Saddles

Tuesday’s varied timetable of activities included a chance to visit Black Country Saddles in Cannock.

Last year's apprentices Becca Rafferty, Emma Sutton, winner Holly Whitehead, Leah Whitfield and pony Jack

National Apprenticeship Week

Today sees the start of National Apprenticeship Week – a week of events designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Did you know? National Apprenticeship Week

  • Nearly half a million people started an Apprenticeship last year?
  • Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16yrs and last year, the over 25’s made up 43% of all Apprenticeships?
  • Apprentices get paid to learn – “Earn as you Learn”.
  • Apprenticeships available at Reaseheath are at Level 2 (Equivalent to 5 GCSE passes) and Level 3. (Equivalent to 2 A level passes)
  • An Apprenticeship can be completed in 12 months and does not necessarily involve College attendance.
  • Employers who take on an Apprentice may be eligible for a Government grant of up to £1,500.
  • Reaseheath’s Horse Care Apprenticeship programme consistently exceeds national benchmark figures for success rates with a high percentage of Apprentices moving on to full time employment with their current employer or progressing to a higher level course of study.

BHF logoAs part of National Apprenticeship week, the current cohort of horse care Apprentices have organised their own sponsored competition to test their practical turnout skills with all sponsorship money being donated to the College’s RAG charity this year – the British Heart Foundation.

Here are last year’s winners, apprentices Becca Rafferty, Emma Sutton, Holly Whitehead, Leah Whitfield pictured with pony Jack.
Last year's apprentices Becca Rafferty, Emma Sutton, winner Holly Whitehead, Leah Whitfield and pony Jack