As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Warwickshire College Group welcomed local businesses to a free breakfast event to find out everything about apprentices and apprenticeships.
Peter Husband, Group Vice Principal for Apprenticeships and Innovation at Warwickshire College Group, welcomed businesses to the event and gave an overview of the current apprenticeship landscape, as well as information on Trailblazer and degree apprenticeships.
Debbie McCarthy, Customer and Business Support Services Manager at Rugby Borough Council then gave the employer perspective before Torin Spence, Apprenticeship Hub Manager for Warwickshire County Council brought the audience up-to-date with the latest developments around the Apprenticeship Levy and Digital Apprenticeship Service.
Peter Husband said, “We were delighted to welcome so many local employers to this briefing event during National Apprenticeship Week. Apprenticeships are at the heart of the government’s drive to equip people with the skills that employers need, but it’s a rapidly changing landscape, so this was a great chance for us to bring employers up-to-date with the latest news and information about apprenticeships.”
Debbie McCarthy from Rugby Borough Council said, “Our Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme is in its fourth year and we have had 20 apprentices in that time. This builds on the success that we’ve had with our Trade Apprentices who have won awards. The majority of our apprentices have stayed with the council, so it has been really successful for us – we really are ‘growing our own’! Young people can bring so much to a business, we would certainly recommend recruiting apprentices to other employers.”
Warwickshire College Group offers a range of apprenticeships in a wide variety of industries. For more information, go to www.warwickshire.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 0300 456 0046.