Apprenticeships – could your staff benefit from training at Weymouth College?
8th February 2010
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Weymouth College celebrated the success of their Apprenticeship students during the first week of February with National Apprenticeship Week. The College itself employs a number of apprentices across departments such as Marketing, HR, Accounts, ICT, Sports & Public Services and Catering whilst Dorset Police Headquarters in Winfrith employ 8 Business & Administration apprentices. Bethany Peterson has recently joined the College as Marketing Administrator and will complete 6 weeks within the department before commencing her first study unit when she will be released from her duties for 1 day a week, “I decided to apply for this position as it not only offered me the chance to learn new administration skills but will also give me the option to move into a career in marketing.”

Apprenticeships are currently available to 16-18 year olds in areas such as Customer Service, Business Administration, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plumbing, Catering, Motor Cycle & Motor Vehicle, Electrical, Hairdressing, Health & Social Care, ICT, Sports, Accounts and Engineering. Employees can enrol onto the scheme or businesses can offer a position to one of the eager apprentices we have waiting at the College.

Jim Knight MP is keen for the Apprenticeship scheme to work for local students and businesses: “Apprenticeships are a really valuable way of gaining skills whilst working. They are appreciated by employers and are valuable to employees. That is why the government has expanded the number of apprenticeships to 35,000 nationally. I am very grateful to Weymouth College in supporting this expansion.”

If you would like to find out more about the business services that the College provide then please call: Katy Gallacher on 01305 764787

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