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70 Apprentices Evolve with Tresham


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At the start of 2015 Evolve Business Training, Tresham College’s professional training arm together with Northamptonshire County Council set a target to recruit 100 new apprentices before the end of the academic year in July 2015.


Just three months in and 70 people across the county have already benefited from this and signed up to an apprenticeship with the college in a variety of businesses covering a range of skills taking the total of apprentices signed up to training to an impressive 1,600 since 2012.

Apprentices earn an average wage of £200 per week whilst working alongside experienced staff to gain specific skills related to the job. In addition to this, usually one day a week, apprentices attend college for additional training and work towards nationally recognised qualifications to help them in their day to day tasks and helping them progress within the business.

Apprenticeships are offered at levels to suit young people leaving school after GCSEs right up to degree equivalent giving the opportunity for older apprentices to get a step ahead their counterparts who may have gone to university. Since January 1st 2015, the college has helped 70 people aged 16 to 50 into apprenticeships in companies across varying industries including construction, hospitality and catering, dental nursing, social media and IT, team leading and engineering by working in collaboration with Northamptonshire County Council to launch Tresham Times, a dedicated publication to highlight the benefits of professional training and held a number of apprenticeship awareness sessions across the north of the county.

Evolve Business Training staff work with local and national employers from all industries to recruit apprentices and access government funding for businesses whilst they train their future workforce. Team Leading and Management apprenticeships are growing in popularity together with the latest Digital Media apprenticeships. Managing Director and Deputy Principal at Tresham, Rachel Kay, is delighted with the fantastic growth in apprenticeships that the college and Northamptonshire has seen: “Since setting up Evolve Business Training in 2013 we have celebrated changing the lives of more than 1600 young people and adults who have decided to take an alternative approach to gaining their qualifications and become more work ready than their counterparts. Our latest challenge in collaboration with Northamptonshire County Council to get a minimum of 100 apprentices into businesses by July looks well on its way to be another of our success stories and I am very pleased that so many Northamptonshire businesses have recognised how having an apprentice as part of their team is the way forward for an ever evolving and productive business.”

For more information about the Evolve Business Training and Apprenticeships please contact 01536 419570 or view our current list of apprenticeship vacancies here.

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