MORE than 200 people visited Accrington Town Hall to find out about apprenticeships on offer at the Hyndburn Apprenticeship event.

Aimed at people aged 16 to 24, attendees were able to find out more about apprenticeships direct from employers and training providers, seek expert advice and get one-to-one support in applying for apprenticeship vacancies at the event.

Council leader, Miles Parkinson, said: “The event was a great success with lots of people coming along to find out more about a wide range of apprenticeships and training places will be on offer.

“An apprentice learns on the job, and is able to gain qualifications.

“Many thanks to the local businesses who took part offering even more fantastic opportunities for anyone who is aged 16 to 24 and is interested in becoming an apprentice.”