Ten Ten Systems improves skills of workforce with apprenticeships

Ten Ten Systems is benefiting from training up current staff and hiring new talent

Ten Ten Systems is benefiting from training up current staff and hiring new talent

Apprenticeships aren’t just for young people trying to get a step on to the career ladder. Businesses hiring apprentices can also benefit from training up their current employees by enrolling them on to apprenticeship schemes.

Ten Ten Systems, an IT solutions provider based in Chester, has done exactly that. One Web developer and one IT Support Engineer who were already employed in the company recently completed ICT apprenticeships through West Cheshire College to broaden their skill-sets. Following on from the success of this decision, the company has decided to hire two more apprentices directly into the company where they will learn on the job.

Steve Birks, Managing Director of Ten Ten Systems, said: “We decided to put two members of staff through the training as I wanted to improve the skills of the workforce and for them to be recognised for their achievements.

“It has benefitted our staff who have since taken on more responsibility, developed their knowledge and their communication skills have dramatically improved.”

“Appointing Apprentices means that we can appoint fresh people at grass roots level who have an interest in IT and we can train them around the way we work. I think that Apprenticeships are an ideal way to train your future workforce as you can mould them to the style of the company.”