Major Midland employers including Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Severn Trent Water will be amongst the organisations at next month’s apprenticeship open day at Make UK in Birmingham, which will also feature apprentice vacancies with immediate starts.

As well as the chance to speak to potential employers and members of the Make UK team, the free event on Saturday February 12th will spotlight the incredible opportunities available in engineering and manufacturing, and include several ‘have a go’ activities - including a Lean Tyre Challenge, F1 Track and 3D printing.

There will also be an Apprentice Spotlight, with a panel of apprentices answering questions and talking about their own experiences.

Stephen Mitchell, Director of Apprentices and Technical Training at Make UK said: “Apprentices are playing a key role in bridging the skills gap which manufacturing currently faces; we work with some of the region’s most exciting companies to achieve this, creating and inspiring the next generation of future makers. Next month’s open day is a fantastic chance to hear directly from both apprentices and employers, and find out why it’s a great career path with genuine long-term opportunities.”

Every year, Make UK welcomes over 400 apprentices to its world-class Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham, from customers including Jaguar Land Rover, Severn Trent, Ishida and Ibstock. Register for the Make UK free open day via Event Brite.