INFORMATION and advice on apprenticeships will be available at a special event run by Craven College in Ingleton next week.

Employers and potential apprentices can go along to Ingleton I Centre on Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm to see how an apprenticeship could work for them.

The college's apprenticeship co-ordinator Sarah Hussain said the event was an attempt to "reach out" across the area to help people decide if an apprenticeship would be the right choice.

"We are offering one-to-one advice and help across the entire range of apprenticeships," said Sarah. "Whatever field people are looking at, we can point them in the right direction.

"There is a lot of attention nationally on apprenticeships at the moment, not least from employers. More and more are realising the benefits an apprentice can bring to any business. There are grants of £1,500 for employers available at the moment, so it's a great time to get involved."

Sarah added that there was no age limitation on getting an apprenticeship, though young people were obviously more likely to be looking at an apprenticeship. "They could be for anyone. A lot of older people might want to change career, for example. We will try to help everybody on an individual basis to see what is out there."

The Ingleton I Centre is at the site of the former middle school in Back Gate.