Businesses offered help to recruit Apprentices

Businesses offered help to recruit Apprentices

The Skills and Growth Company, is offering any business that employs Apprentices a free page in its forthcoming Apprentice Directory.

The directory will be available to over 26,000 students attending all Cheshire East’s schools and colleges, including 10,500  aged 16-18 now looking to start their careers.

Businesses already taking space in the directory include Barclays, AO Logistics and Siemens, plus many smaller businesses all reaping the benefits of employing Apprentices.

To find out more contact: Sam Norfolk at the Skills and Growth Company,

Cllr George Hayes, Chairman of the Skills and Growth Company said: “I would urge any business looking to recruit Apprentices to take space in the directory, this will be the first of its kind in Cheshire East and we are keen to promote Apprentices as an alternative to university, which offers young people numerous opportunities to earn while they learn”.

Across Cheshire East there are over 3,000 Apprentices employed, of which 53% are female; with the top sectors being Business Management, Health & Social Care, ICT and Engineering.

Photo: Apprentices from Siemens in Congleton at their recent graduation event, one of the businesses taking space in the Directory. See our video about Siemens Apprentices at their factory in Congleton

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