Apprenticeship Schemes making for a brighter future
In todays tough economic climate the competition for jobs is at an all time high, so what better way for employers to help young people step on to the career ladder than to offer them an Apprenticeship.
Blue Arrow is one such company that saw an opportunity, to not only offer fresh new talent the chance to earn whilst learning recognised qualifications, but to provide tangible benefits to the business too, such as increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce. E
The 18-24 year old age group have suffered particularly badly during this period of restricted business growth and they are in need of as much assistance as possible to enter the workplace, commented Petra Kelly, Special Projects Co-ordinator for Blue Arrow. Not only will Blue Arrow be able to help with paid employment within the company but it will also be able to offer a defined career path that will develop their full potential as Blue Arrow employees and make them assets to our business. By developing our Apprenticeship programme, we feel that this wholeheartedly endorses our support for the Backing Young Britain campaign in the best possible way by encouraging young people to succeed within business.
Branch Manager, Tina Bosworth, of Blue Arrow Lewisham added, Committing to the Apprenticeship scheme is something that Blue Arrow takes very seriously. We know that the effort we put into training and developing our Apprentices will pay off in the long term. Developing a young person takes time, patience, dedication and a real want and desire to give the apprentice all of the skills they need to succeed in the workplace not only now but for the future. The scheme not only develops their work based skills but builds their confidence and gives them interpersonal skills that will stay with them all of their working careers. The opportunity of starting that career with Blue Arrow offers a world of opportunities for a brighter future.