Please click on the link above for the full list on participating Libraries and the Stories for each month of 2019!
Come and join us and learn new rhymes with your child. If you complete this exciting 5 rhyme challenge in your library Bookstart Bear will be on hand to present your child with a beautiful certificate.
The challenge takes place over four sessions. Special guest visitors including Tiny Signers and The2Rs! The challenge dates are:
Burley Library 1.45pm Tues 8, 15, 22 & 29 January
Wyke Library 2pm Tues 8, 15, 22 & 29 January
Wrose Library 10.45am Sat 12, 26 January & 9, 23 February
Menston Library 10.30am Sat 12, 26 January & 9, 23 February
Bingley Library 10.30am Tues 15, 22, 29 January & 5 February
City Library 10am Weds 16, 23, 30 January & 6 February
Ilkley Library 10.30am Sat 19, 26 January & 2, 9 February
Eccleshill Library 2pm Mon 21, 28 January & 4, 11 February
Shipley Library 10am Toddlers Weds 23, 30 Jan & 6, 13 February
Shipley Library 10.45am Babies Weds 23, 30 Jan & 6, 13 February
Holme Wood Library 10am Fri 25 January & 1, 8, 15 February
Wibsey Library 2pm Thurs 31 January & 7, 14, 28 February
Baildon Library 2.30pm Thurs 31 January & 7, 14, 28 February
Manningham Library 10am Tues 5, 12, 26 Feburary & 5 March
Clayton Library 10am Thurs 7, 14, 28 February & 7 March
Thornton Library 11am Weds 13, 27 February & 6,13 March
Laisterdyke Library 9.30am Weds 20, 27 February & 6, 13 March
Idle Library 2pm Mon 25 February & 4, 11, 18 March
Keighley Library 11am Sat 2, 9, 16, 23 March
Contact your local library for further details.
What are Apprenticeships in England?
Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee, you will earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the workplace. Training will include on the job training and arranged workshop sessions at a training centre.
To be considered for an apprenticeship programme in England, you need to be:
- aged 16 or over
- living in England
- not in full-time education
How do Apprenticeships work?
Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.
Apprenticeships would suit someone who:
- has a clear idea of the type of career they wish to pursue
- is willing to commit to work and study, but would prefer a more practical and work-related approach to learning
- is ready to start work with an employer, and be based in the workplace most of the time
- is well organised and able to cope with the competing demands of work and academic study at the same time
- is ready to be assessed through a mix of assignments and written work, including essays, reports, practical exercises, end tests, and exams
What subjects and levels can I study?
Skills for Work offer Apprenticeships in the following areas:
- Business Administration Levels 2 & 3
- Customer Service Levels 2 & 3
- Team Leader/Manager Levels,2, 3 & 5
- Public Service Operational Delivery Officer Level 3
An Apprenticeship comprises:
- Practical skills, knowledge and behaviours in specific occupational areas
- Functional Skills e.g. English, Maths and in some cases ICT
Will I get paid?
Yes, the minimum salary is £3.70 per hour; however, many apprentices can earn more depending on their employer.
How long do Apprenticeships take?
Apprenticeships can take on average 12 to 18 months to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices ability and the Industry Sector.
Skills for Work is an established training provider and part of Bradford Council. Training is individually designed to meet your needs and is delivered by friendly, helpful staff that will support you throughout your Apprenticeship.
For more information call Peter Williams or Adele Foulstone on 01274 432170.