Local SMEs share apprenticeship good practice at information event


The ESF Business and Education Alliance project successfully delivered an Apprenticeship Information Event last week to local small to medium sized employers.

The free event covered a wide range of topics, including how apprenticeships work, benefits for businesses, the apprenticeship levy/costs involved and employer responsibilities.

It also debunked some commonly held misconceptions about apprenticeships and generated productive discussion around strengthening the pipeline of talent.

Business representatives and apprentices from Parseq and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd kindly volunteered their time to participate in a Q&A panel at the event, to share their experiences of apprenticeships. Employees of both businesses were finalists and winners of the Rotherham Apprentice of the Year 2019.

Employers present commented on the value and quality of their input.

Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive with further events planned around supported internships, work experience and the benefits of being disability confident.

For more information about the ESF Business and Education Alliance project and upcoming events, please contact Jennie Watts on 01709 823853 or email jennie.watts@rotherham.gov.uk



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