Growing our own talent through Apprenticeships

by Sarah Holbrook on February 9, 2012

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Apprentices are part of the Stafforce family and we’ve got plenty of good things to say about Apprenticeships and our Apprentices have got plenty of good things to say about Stafforce!

150 people are employed across the Stafforce business and six of these people are current Apprentices.  We understand that ‘growing your own talent’ makes good business sense and it is also good to give young people a chance to get on and progress, especially in these challenging times.

Ethan Allan, who is currently working in the IT team and doing his Apprenticeship in Customer Service, says:

“I am working across Stafforce and with our IT supplier Highlander. I have learnt so much in a short amount of time and I am looking forward to the rest of 2012. I’m hoping that the Apprenticeship will lead to a full time job and enable me to progress towards my aspirations of being an IT Manager.”

Apprentices at Stafforce get an opportunity to learn about the business and industry grass roots up, gaining experience in a working environment and at the same time, earning money. By the end of their Apprenticeship they are better prepared for the world of work and they have an accredited qualification. Apprentices also gain valuable social skills which aid their personal development.

There are indeed a number of past Apprentices who have gone on to be employed and are proving a success in the Stafforce business.

Take Chloe Sanders for instance. Chloe came to Stafforce as a Business Admin Apprentice and was subsequently offered a permanent position as a Recruitment Administrator and Resourcer in the Rotherham Branch.  Christian Rudd, Senior Branch Manager for South Yorkshire says

“Chloe achieved her Apprenticeship in record time and quickly got to grips with the business and her role. I offered her a permanent job because she is exceptionally competent and a valued member of my team. She is doing great!”

As a recruiter Stafforce works with clients on “bottom-up” recruitment, ranging from supplying people to man a production line on a temporary basis to offering Apprenticeship and placement solutions. We are currently in the throes of developing a range of new and innovative skills recruitment models where Apprenticeships play a pivoting role. Watch this space!

Sarah Holbrook

Sarah Holbrook is the Marketing Manager at Stafforce, a recruitment business committed to improving client profitability through people, processes and technology by delivering UK-wide cutting edge recruitment solutions and specialist business consultancy and support. Follow Sarah on Twitter and / or follow StafforceNews on Twitter, read the Stafforce blog and connect with Sarah via LinkedIn

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