Employers Flock to New Apprenticeship Hub


A place to find out more about apprenticeships

November 28th saw the launch of an Apprenticeship Hub in Nottingham. Developed by the local council, the National Apprentice Service and Department of Work and Pensions, the Hub is aimed to provide a useful resource to employers in the area who are looking to hire an apprentice.

Councillor Nick McDonald said, “We need to create more apprenticeships in Nottingham and we will do all we can to use the Apprenticeship Hub to get more local people into jobs and keep the local economy growing.”

The event also marked the beginning of Confetti Media Group’s Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeship programme. Experts in the hub will provide support by sharing valuable tips, assisting businesses with funding applications, and advertising job vacancies online. Karen Woodward, Divisional Apprenticeships Director of the National Apprenticeship Service said: “The Apprenticeship Hub is a great initiative that I hope will lead to many more businesses taking advantage of the support available to them.”

Employers are signing up as part of the Nottingham Post’s “Get Notts Working” campaign which was set up by the Post and the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce. The initial aim was to establish 100 apprenticeship positions in 100 days but the campaign outdid itself, achieving twice that figure.