College to hold free business breakfast networking events to talk apprenticeships

South Essex College’s apprenticeship team is holding a series of free networking events for employers to find out more about the popular training route.

The informal breakfast events will give local employers the chance to meet the team and other employers to find out more about the many benefits hiring an apprentice can have on business.

The team will also be on hand to talk about the apprenticeship levy and provide information on how business can reclaim their levy to meet their organisation’s training needs.

The first event takes place on Friday 10 May at the College’s Basildon Luckyn Lane site, 8-10am. Others are planned for Wednesday 22 May 8-10am at the College’s Luker Road campus in Southend and Thurrock campus in Grays High Street on Friday 24 May 8-10am.

Employment Engagement Manager, Calley Page, said the informal events were the perfect opportunity for employers to get together and boost their workforce through apprenticeships.

She said: “Apprenticeships have recently undergone major reform, so there has never been a better time for learners and businesses to benefit.

“It has been proven that apprentices make a positive contribution to businesses, so why not come along to one of our events and see how your organisation can benefit.”

To find out more about the events and to book a place, visit