Nottingham sets an example for apprentice recruitment

According to Nottingham City Council, more apprenticeships are being created in Nottingham than other parts of the UK.

The council’s most recent figures show that in the year to April, 4,486 people started apprenticeships, a 10% rise from the previous 12 months.

It is now a year since the authority launched its Apprenticeship Hub which offers a bespoke consultation and recruitment service.

In the past year, apprenticeships created in Nottingham for 16 to 18-year-olds is 14.6% higher than the national average.

Councillor Nick McDonald, said: “Apprenticeships are so important to the city’s economy. It can’t be stated enough. Nottingham is redefining itself as a centre for 21st century business, and one of the key pillars to that is ensuring that local businesses can access the right skills to grow and prosper.

“Helping young people into apprenticeships has a far-reaching benefit – they get paid work and training in their chosen field of employment, while employers get to train up an employee to their own requirements and often greatly benefit from the new ideas an apprentice can bring.

“We are immensely proud to be leading the way nationally in apprenticeships, and it’s a testament to the service we can provide to local employers helping them to take on a young person.”