The Growing Rise In Apprenticeships

It is a well-known fact that Apprenticeships can transform businesses by making them more productive and open to new ideas.

Representatives from around 40 companies across the West Midland’s heard how there has never been a better time for businesses to take on Apprentices.

A Birmingham Based Business teamed up with the National Apprenticeship Service for a seminar during National Apprenticeship Week.

Sue Price, Divisional Area Director at NAS said. “In the West Midlands this year nearly 80,000 Apprentices will be taken on in 280 different apprenticeships. And 72% of businesses reported seeing increased productivity after taking on an apprentice,” Sue Price divisional area director North at NAS said.

“Apprenticeships are providing real jobs, real qualifications and a real future for young people. We want to engage with more employers so we can give more young people a first chance to step on to the ladder.”

She said the National Audit Office had endorsed the impact of Apprenticeships by finding that for every £1 spent it generates £18 for the economy.

Here at Central Mailing Services we recognise this demand, and have recently committed to supporting three young Apprentices of our own.

Within our Sales Department, Robert, our Marketing Support Officer has been with us for 5 months. Roles & Responsibilities include: Website Management/Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Copywriting, Administrative Roles, etc.

Within our IT Department, Adam, who has also been with us for 5 months is working as IT Support, his Roles & Responsibilities include: Data Management, Data Cleansing, Preparing Proof’s, De-Duplication, etc.

Finally, within our Production Team, Tom our latest Apprentice is working as a Dispatch Operative. Roles & Responsibilities include: Forklift Operator, Stock Handling, Goods In/Out, etc.

All 3 have shown high levels of enthusiasm and transformed the businesses by bringing in fresh new ideas. We are sure that their high level of dedication will continue for the foreseeable future and we look forward to seeing them develop into full time employees.

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