Weston College, following the success of its previous 100 in 100 campaign, has decided to raise the bar by matching 200 passionate apprentices with great local employers in just 100 days. For the full story please read the news bulletin below which was issued today by Insider Media Ltd.
Roger Mundy, Managing Director, Beardsley Theobalds, 19th January 2018
Weston College sets apprenticeship target
Weston College has set an ambitious target of achieving 200 apprenticeship pledges in just 100 days.
Following the success of the previous 100 in 100 campaign, the college has decided to raise the bar, by matching 200 passionate apprentices with great local employers in just 100 days.
The campaign comes as Insider is trying to find out what South West businesses need in the year ahead and how difficult it can be to access the right expertise.
Working alongside Weston College, Insider is running a survey to explore the issues facing companies when it comes to recruitment, training and upskilling staff.
The college’s apprenticeship campaign itself will start on January 22, and will run through until June 8. Throughout the campaign the college will be updating their progress via social media, using the hashtag #200in100 on Twitter.
Dr Paul Phillips CBE, principal and chief executive of the Weston College Group, said: “One of the most effective ways of bringing a new generation of employees to your company is through apprenticeships. Apprenticeships have expanded over the years, and we have seen the growth in popularity of our Degree Apprenticeships, giving organisations a hands-on approach in the development of the student, to meet their business needs.
“Weston College are excited to be launching this campaign to create 200 apprenticeships in 100 days. With the support of existing and new employer partners from across the region, we look forward to supplying more opportunities to our students in the year ahead.
“We’re appealing to organisations across the region to pledge and support this exciting mission to create 200 local jobs.”