Optionis apprentices set for Dragons’ Den-style challenge

As part of a challenge for National Apprenticeship Week, trainees at professional services group Optionis will get a taste of TV shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den.

Over 25 apprentices will be split into teams and tasked with creating a presentation or marketing campaign to encourage young people to consider an apprenticeship, before presenting their idea to a panel of judges.

Optionis chief executive Rob Crossland, said:  “As a group we have invested heavily in our apprenticeship programme, and we now have trainees playing key roles throughout most business units and departments. I for one have been extremely impressed by the talent, dedication and work ethic I have witnessed. National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect occasion to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution made by our trainees. I’m looking forward to seeing the ideas they come up with.”