• Knowsley Apprentice Event at Poco Kirkby

    Knowsley_Apprentice_Day_Poco_Coffee_KirkbyIf you or someone you know wants to find out more about becoming an apprentice, don’t miss the chance to meet the Knowsley Apprentice team.

    There is a drop in event on Monday 14 March 2-6pm at Poco Coffee in Kirkby.

    Organised as part of National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March) you will have the opportunity to meet the Apprentice team, find out more about current vacancies and sign up to be notified about future opportunities. You can sit with an Advisor over a free coffee and discuss how you can get a fantastic job with apprenticeship training.

    Since 2008, 947 young people have secured a position as a Knowsley Apprentice and many have been offered permanent positions at the end of their placements.

    “I’m a huge supporter of the apprentice programme,” said Poco owner Richard Sutton.

    “We have achieved some very notable success in identifying and employing apprentices, and four individuals have gained a full-time position at the end of their apprenticeships.

    poco_coffee_twins_holly_emmaHolly and Emma [pictured] are a great example of this, and they are now key members of our team.

    “My advice to other employers would be to put time aside to interview prospective apprentices and don’t just rely on education or work experience.

    “If you are prepared to invest in training and educating these young people it will pay massive dividends in the long run.”

    Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said: “The Knowsley Apprentice is a fantastic programme which has given hundreds of young people the opportunity to secure a job, while working towards qualifications and earning a good wage.

    “If you’re interested in finding out more about apprenticeships you should definitely come along to this drop in event and take the opportunity to talk to the team and get some practical advice and guidance for the application process.”


    The drop in event is happening on Monday 14 March, 2-6pm at Poco Coffee in the Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby.

    At the event you will also be able to collect a free bus pass to get you to the Liverpool City Region apprentice events that are happening in Liverpool One on Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March.