LoveLocalJobs.com has launched a new apprenticeship scheme to help young people find rewarding careers.
Through this project, which is believed to be the first of its kind, the recruitment organisation aims to match apprentices with relevant work placement opportunities in the south east of England.
Gary Peters, founder of LoveLocalJobs.com, said:
“The rising cost of university means that more and more young people are looking at alternative career paths and apprenticeships can open doors to professions in almost anything from accounting to digital marketing.
“Any organisation can offer an apprentice scheme and there is government funding available to help with the costs. However, there simply isn’t enough awareness among businesses as to how apprenticeships work, so the result is that the supply of work placements doesn’t meet the demand.”
The scheme is designed to be the “missing link” between colleges and employers and plans to help employers access government funding to introduce an apprenticeship scheme within their business. The service includes finding young people with the right ambitions and skill set who can contribute to the company as they learn.
LoveLocalJobs.com has engaged Sam Terry, himself a former apprentice, to sell the benefits of apprentices to businesses. Sam said:
“The benefit for employers is the opportunity to mould a young person into their ideal employee, without the commitment of a large salary or long contract. This is particularly helpful for small or start-up companies who may be unsure if they can commit to a full-term employee.
“I began my career as an apprentice so I understand both sides and can help employers and apprentices through the process. It’s hugely rewarding to find a placement for a keen, hardworking apprentice in an organisation where they can really help make a difference.”