Businesses - Take on an apprentice says Adrian

West Lancashire’s businesses are being challenged to give apprentices a chance by Adrian who is overseeing a local project to promote apprenticeships

Adrian said, “I work professionally with small businesses. Several of them have realised the sound business case for investing in apprentices. Skilling the next generation of employees is the right investment to ensure businesses are ready to make the most of opportunities as the economy recovers.”

“The council is working with partners at West Lancashire College and the local CVS on the West Lancashire Challenge project. We have focused a council officer on working with local employers and the National Apprenticeship Service to help firms maximise the benefits that apprentices bring. It’s not just about traditional crafts; apprenticeships are available in many careers. The council itself employs two apprentices.”

Adrian added that there was support for employers to help them with running an apprentice scheme and urged companies to contact the council.

“Employers imagine that the paperwork is over the top. It isn’t. It’s been slimmed down and we and our partners are there to assist you. An apprentice is an affordable addition to your workforce that prepares your company for the future.”

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