Location

The Open Kitchen, Barnsley College, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW

About the event

Businesses across the region are invited to attend a free breakfast networking event to hear about Barnsley’s regeneration projects and apprenticeship opportunities.

The informal event takes place on Friday 9 March, 8.00am to 10.00am in The Open Kitchen, Barnsley College, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

Attendees will hear from Andrew Osborn, Group Leader for Regeneration Projects at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, who will talk about the current and planned developments within Barnsley. Peter Lawrence, Head of Business Development at Barnsley College, will also provide an apprenticeship update. This will include information about funding reforms, new apprenticeship standards and how employers can benefit from recruiting an apprentice or up-skilling their existing workforce through an apprenticeship.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to have a tour of the College’s facilities and network with other businesses.

Peter said: “This is an exciting time for Barnsley. With the re-development of the town centre and at junction 36 and 37 of the M1, more opportunities are being created for businesses within the area. It’s important for businesses of all sizes, whether new to the area or established, to find out what opportunities are out there and how to recruit and develop their workforce to maximise those opportunities.”

Places are limited, so businesses are encouraged to book via Eventbrite. Alternatively, employers can reserve a place by contacting the Marketing Team by calling 01226 216 833 or emailing marketing@barnsley.ac.uk