Ladder for Shropshire launches Facebook page to showcase apprenticeship vacancies

The Ladder for Shropshire has launched a Facebook page to help showcase which apprenticeship opportunities are available across the county.

Amanda Carpenter, project officer for the Ladder for Shropshire
Amanda Carpenter, project officer for the Ladder for Shropshire

The Facebook page is called ‘Ladder for Shropshire’ and it is hoped young people, parents, grandparents or anyone else interested in apprenticeships will follow the page to see the daily updates of which opportunities are available with businesses in Shropshire.

Within the first two weeks since it was launched, the Facebook page has attracted over 500 followers.

Amanda Carpenter, project officer for the Ladder for Shropshire, said: “A very important aspect of the Ladder’s work is also promoting apprenticeship opportunities to young people and encouraging them to apply, so we are really pleased to have the Facebook page to keep young people in touch with the great opportunities available.”

Meanwhile, the Ladder for Shropshire has also hit a milestone having supported more than 100 employers since its relaunch in October.

Amanda added: “The Ladder is a niche service. Youth unemployment has more than doubled since before the pandemic and every vacancy secured is a step on the career ladder for a young person in Shropshire.

"The Ladder for Shropshire is a one-stop-shop providing impartial advice to employers wanting to know more about apprenticeships.

“I have supported employers to find the right apprenticeship standard, been linked with an appropriate training provider, and been made aware of the benefits or incentives on offer through apprenticeships.

"I would encourage any employer to contact me to talk through any potential opportunities.”

If an employer is keen on recruiting an apprentice, email Amanda at

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