The President Andrew Knowles welcomed the many attendees at Weymouth Pavilion for the March Chamber Breakfast Meeting.
The meeting featured the theme of Apprenticeship Week at Weymouth College, with Nick Harper and Julie Ward who is operational lead for their apprenticeship team, presenting to everyone on how the College will support businesses with apprenticeships and the opportunities and government incentives currently available for apprenticeship employers. Also Charlotte Read from ASM on the Granby spoke on the great success the company had had with apprenticeships over the years.
Have you thought about employing an apprentice?
Today, apprenticeships are available in over 1500 job roles covering more than 170 industries. Current figures show that around 90% of apprentices stay in employment when they finish their apprenticeships with over 70% staying with the same employer
But is an apprentice right for your business?
If you don’t currently employ apprentices and you don’t have an apprenticeship programme in place it may be difficult to understand the reasons why other companies around you are doing so.
Yet, apprenticeships can undoubtedly give you a distinct strategic and competitive advantage – helping you to grow your own talent, reduce staff turnover, upskill existing staff – giving your business the skills it needs for a supported and successful future.
Weymouth College has strong credentials when it comes to developing and promoting apprenticeships locally and in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week 2018, Julie Ward Operational Lead for Weymouth College will discuss opportunities and government incentives currently available for apprenticeship employers.
Our thanks to Weymouth Pavilion for an excellent venue and breakfast, and Sadie Osborne for the photos.