BT partnership encourages SMEs to hire IT apprentices

Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s unveiling of apprenticeship reforms in England, BT, the National Skills Academy for IT and training provider NITP have announced plans to get over 500 people into IT apprenticeships.

Damian Brown, head of accredited learning at BT said: “Apprenticeships are a core part of BT’s talent strategy as they ensure BT maintains and develops a highly skilled workforce.

“Through this partnership, we’ve been able to share our experiences with smaller firms, helping many more realise the benefits that apprentices can bring and start hiring their own.”