Stafford firm demonstrates value of apprenticeships

Stafford and Rural Homes is demonstrating the value of apprenticeships to business, and has created a number of initiatives to help unemployed 16-24 year olds, including work experience opportunities, apprenticeships and placements.

Training mainly takes place on the job, but they also attend college or can be assessed online and at the workplace to enable them to obtain a vocational qualification.

Rebecca Husselbee joined the company in March 2013 as an apprentice in business administration and is now a permanent member of staff working as a technical assistant. Martin Sawyer also joined as an apprentice in business administration, in August 2012 and is now a permanent member of staff and has recently been promoted to programme planner.