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SETA’s Open Day was a massive success with over 200 young people and their parents, 37 local schools and colleges and prestigious employers in attendance.

The day was a real success that saw a record number of visitors into the centre. The feedback from employers was that the event was “above and beyond their expectations” and that they were impressed with enthusiasm of young people who were applying for Apprenticeships.

One particular comment from a parent was that they could see that there was a really good relationship between the Apprentices and staff. The Apprentices that stayed behind to help out were outstanding and made sure all visitors felt welcome and received an informative tour of the centre.

“Yesterday proved that SETA staff have a great team ethic, and last night it really shone through. Everyone worked tirelessly to give the parents and candidates a real insight into what life is like at SETA. It also showcased to parents the help and support that their children will receive if they decide to join us” – said Mark Neild, SETA’s Training Manager

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 6-10th March SETA ( Stockport Engineering Training Association) was holding an Open Day on Wednesday 8th March from 10 am to 8 pm at their engineering training centre in Reddish, Stockport .

The event was aimed at young people interested in engineering apprenticeships and their parents after leaving school or college and at Greater Manchester employers seeking to recruit engineering apprentices in 2017.

SETA is one of the leading Engineering Apprenticeship providers in the North West and has been helping young people start their engineering careers since 1966.

Each year SETA’s OPEN DAY attracts hundreds of young people and parents, who want to find out more about Engineering Apprenticeships and meet prestigious local employers who are recruiting Apprentices. 

This years’ theme for National Apprenticeship Week was “ the Ladder of Opportunity “.
Many students commented that gaining qualifications without going into debt was a big draw. SETA’s new computer suite gained a lot of attention, sparking the interest into modern Engineering design.
During the Open Day there was also a unique chance to attend several demonstrations presented by prestigious local employers, including FARO, Olympus Technologies and Complete Welding / ESAB.

“The young people that attended had the opportunity to talk to current Apprentices who did a fantastic job, sharing their experiences and discussing their Apprenticeship journey. I would like to thank all the staff and Apprentices who helped to make the event a success, and a special thanks to the Lord Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Chris Gordon and Dr Margaret Gordon for visiting the Learning and Skills Academy and offering encouraging words to learners and visitors alike. ” Russell Prince, Chief Executive


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SETA has started its recruitment process for September 2017 intake. Please contact SETA for an Application Form by calling on 0161 480 9822 or e-mail apprenticeships@setatraining.com or Simon Artley directly  at sartley@setatraining.com

If you are considering employing an Apprentice, please get in touch with our dedicated Business Development team for more information on 0161 480 9822 or email Mark Neild mneild@setatraining.com.