Apprenticeship Week at Crosby Employment
Crosby Employment is looking back at a successful year of securing apprenticeships as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
National Apprenticeship Week runs between 14 and 18 March 2016 and aims to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on businesses. The week is organised by the National Careers Service which is a company that coordinates the delivery of apprenticeships in England.
In the last 12 months, Crosby Employment has supported 70 apprentices in apprenticeship schemes across North Lincolnshire. Out of the 23 completed apprenticeships in the last year, 19 have gone on to secure full time employment.
Crosby Employment has access to both local and national funding to help companies recruit apprentices.
As well as placing young people into apprenticeships, Crosby Employment supports them in completing qualifications relevant to their apprenticeship. Over the last 12 months these have included business administration, housing qualifications, HGV mechanic courses and IT qualifications.
Debbie Brown, Recruitment Manager at Crosby Employment, said: “We understand the importance of young people being given the chance to gain valuable experience and skills to begin their career. This is why we invest a lot of time in securing apprenticeships."
Jessica Cooper, Recruitment Consultant, said: “The apprenticeship programmes we run are unique in the way that we not only place people in a business, but also offer ongoing support throughout and ensure they are working towards completing a relevant qualification. Once their apprenticeship ends, if there isn’t a job opportunity available, we will continue to support them and help them find alternative work to make use of their skills."
Victoria Vessey, Apprentice Co-ordinator at Crosby Employment, said: “To encourage as many businesses as possible to take on apprentices, we take away all the hard work from them. We do the recruiting, paperwork, payroll and training. We also allocate and work with training providers, and we undertake regular reviews, making it a hassle free experience.
“Over the next 12 months we’re aiming to continue to develop our presence in the local area as an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) and to offer even more apprenticeship opportunities to people across North Lincolnshire.”