Redditch Apprenticeship challenge – half way there
The Redditch Apprenticeship Challenge – for
employers to commit to creating 50 new apprentices in 50 days – has
reached its half way milestone.
Muffin Break, located in the Kingfisher
Shopping Centre, has committed to creating what will be the
campaign’s 25th apprenticeship.
Tony Taylor, Owner of
Muffin Break, said: ‘We took our first apprentice
on in 2011 through HIT Training and have been very pleased
with how this has worked, so when we saw the Council's
Apprenticeship Campaign we jumped at the chance to help.
“We hope more businesses will look at
apprenticeships as a good vacancy filling option that benefits not
only the business but helps a young person starting out.”
The Challenge was issued by Cllr Bill
Hartnett, Leader of Redditch Borough Council. He
said: “Many companies, including MCS, Lexon and Peterson
springs, have risen to the challenge and been incredibly supportive
of the campaign.
But we still have 25 more to get and I would
encourage any business that is considering creating an apprentice
opportunity to contact us”.
The campaign was launched in January with an
event at in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. The Council have
already created several new apprenticeships and are looking at ways
that they can increase these.
Chief Executive Kevin Dicks
said: “This is a fantastic scheme and I am delighted the
Council is supporting it and helping young people get back to work
particularly in this current economic climate.
“I hope, with the continued help of local
businesses we can meet our ambitious target of 50
Other events include Worcestershire County
Council’s Real Apprenticeship Event, an employers’ engagement event
and a pop-up shop in the Kingfisher Centre, hosted by NEW College
and Nova Training, where businesses and prospective apprentices can
find out more about the scheme.