Council back apprenticeship scheme
3rd January 2012
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Coney Green Business Centre in Clay Cross will become a hub of apprenticeship information on Monday the 9th January as Learning Unlimited (the apprenticeships arm of Chesterfield College), supported by North East Derbyshire District Council, look to promote the benefits of what an apprenticeship scheme brings to a business.


Between 10am and 2pm, Advisors will be on hand to discuss organisational needs with employers and how apprenticeships can be of real value. Its recruitment team will also demonstrate how the best candidates can be matched to a business through a completely free apprenticeship recruitment service.


Julie Richards, Deputy Principal, Enterprise, Engagement and Innovation, Chesterfield College, explains, “Apprenticeships can add significant value to businesses that employ them to fit in with a long term strategic direction. By beginning an apprenticeship scheme an employer can then provide staff with up to date, relevant qualifications whilst they remain in the workplace. Many of the employers that we’ve already assisted thought apprenticeships were going to be time-consuming, requiring a lot of time and effort on their behalf but were impressed how we take care of everything, from matching up the best candidates, right through to assessment.”


Cllr Pat Kerry, North East Derbyshire District Council’s Member with responsibility for the Economy, says, “We’re proud to support this scheme, which is helping local residents into work. We encourage employers in the area to come along to this drop-in event and see the opportunities available to them and how they can benefit from taking on an apprentice.”


For more information on the event, to speak with expert advisors and to book a place, call the Learning Unlimited employer communication team on 01246 500680.

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