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Apprenticeships at Tresham Buck National Trends


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The number of young people and adults studying an apprenticeship with Evolve, Tresham’s business training division, has exceeded the national trend with an increase of 55% people studying an apprenticeship in the past 12 months.

Evolve Business Training has raised the number of apprenticeship opportunities in and around Northamptonshire through its Tresham Pledge and has seen a total of 1,100 young people and adults studying an apprenticeship in January 2014 compared to 708 in January 2013.

According to figures published by the government* in December 2013 the number of apprenticeship starts in England fell for the first time in seven years for the period 2012/13, however these are on the rise and last year a record 868,700 (up  41%) people were studying apprenticeships across the UK.

Apprenticeships enable people to gain the skills required for the workplace through on the job training supported by a day at college each week and is available to anyone aged 16 or over.

Evolve Business Training offers apprenticeships in a variety of sectors including Engineering, Catering & Hospitality, Warehousing, Customer Service, Management, Health & Social Care, Education, Business & Administration, Construction, Hairdressing, Motor Vehicle, Social Digital Media, IT, Childcare and Accountancy.

A range of high profile companies across the county have demonstrated their commitment to providing apprenticeship places including RS Components, Mercedes AMG High Performance Trains, GSS Architecture, Tata Steel and Church’s Footwear.

Rachel Kay, Managing Director of Evolve and Deputy Principal for Tresham College of Further and Higher Education said:
“We are delighted with the fantastic news that we have exceeded all expectations and achieved over and above national growth by increasing our apprenticeship opportunities by more than 55%.
It is vitally important for the future of Northamptonshire that Evolve continues to work directly with local and national businesses to shape and introduce skills priorities at all levels. It is about empowering people to achieve and realise their career and life goals, irrespective of their background and former educational experiences.”

For more information about the apprenticeship training on offer at Evolve Business Training visit or ring 01536 419570.

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