An apprentice employer urges businesses to “go for it!” and hire apprentices

NULC has placed an apprentice with a photography company

NULC has placed an apprentice with a photography company

Another apprentice has been placed in the creative industries thanks to Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) it has been reported.

23-year-old Emma Holroyd has joined Paolo Loraso Photography, a company which has provided customers with premium quality photography for twenty years.

Paolo explains why he chose to hire an apprentice into his four man team: “They’re young and enthusiastic and willing to learn. You get all the assistance and support from the College and their Business team meaning it’s a win-win situation.

“Through employing an apprentice I have increased our team and can train new employees at a lower cost. As a business we can take more risks expanding as you have 12 months to secure enough work before choosing the apprentice permanently.

“The end result is I’ve got a well-trained employee who totally appreciates the full time job she will soon be in because of her apprenticeship.” He urges other employers to “Go for it, it’s helped us no end!”