Weston College halfway to beating apprenticeship target

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:04 29 March 2018

Dr Paul Phillips with students of Weston College.

Dr Paul Phillips with students of Weston College.

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A scheme to encourage 200 businesses to take on an apprentice in just 100 working days has passed the halfway point.

Weston College is 40 days into its 200 in 100 campaign, and already more than 100 employers have hired an apprentice.

Among the 110 businesses are Alliance Home Groups, Restor8, Ketchup, One Big Circle and the NHS.

Their pledges have taken on a diverse range of apprenticeships across professions such as customer services, adult care, IT and management.

MORE: Weston College encourage students to improve their physical and mental health.

Dr Paul Phillips, principal and chief executive of the Weston College Group, said: “Apprenticeships play an important role in developing highly skilled workforces for organisations and it is fantastic to see how many businesses want to help develop young people and adults.

“We have seen more apprenticeship opportunities open up for our students across a range of sectors, which is very exciting.”

To pledge, visit www.weston.ac.uk/200in100

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