The portal was built in consultation with current and prospective apprentices and is part of the Combined Authority’s plans to ensure that the city region develops the skills that its economy needs.
The Metro Mayor is committed to increasing the number, breadth and relevance of apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region, enabling more employers and learners to access and benefit from apprenticeships.
The new web portal, which is the first of its kind, is being launched to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, and not only offers opportunities, but also features details on how to apply for an apprenticeship, how to get there, and even what specific travel benefits may be available.
This new online facility will also be a useful tool for employers across the six constituent local authorities (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) to advertise their apprenticeship vacancies.
Apprenticeship and Skills Minister Anne Milton said:
“Helping people find out more about the apprenticeships available in their area is essential and it’s great to see the work that Liverpool City Region have done in launching Be More. We’ve made significant changes to apprenticeships to make sure they are high quality and this wouldn’t have been possible without new ideas like this to help make these opportunities available. I look forward to continuing to work with the Combined Authority on apprenticeships and skills. ”