Former pub becomes apprenticeship hub

Former pub becomes apprenticeship hub

The University of Wolverhampton has turned a former pub into an 'Apprenticeship Hub' as part of its commitment to providing training, work experience and work based opportunities for students.

Work has started on the £500,000 renovation of the former Feathers Pub on Molineux Street which includes funding of over £200,000 from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

With plans to open in the summer, it is part of the university’s ‘Our Vision: Your Opportunity’ campaign which aims to increase employment opportunities for young people.

The hub will become ‘the place to go’ for apprenticeship information for not only students but also training providers and businesses looking to work with young people at the university.

Geoff Layer, vice-chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The government is committed to providing three million apprenticeships during this parliament – the majority of which will be higher level skills with a requirement that courses meet the skills needs identified within each region.

“The university will offer technical and professional higher and degree apprenticeships as well as progression from intermediate and advanced apprenticeships – thus seeking to close the skills gap that many employers face.”