New apprenticeship matching scheme launches

LoveLocaljobs.com has launched a new apprenticeship matching initiative which will create work placement opportunities for young people at companies in the south east.

Founder of LoveLocaljobs.com, Gary Peters, said: “The rising cost of university means that more and more young people are looking at alternative career paths and apprenticeships can open doors to professions in almost anything from accounting to digital marketing. Any organisation can offer an apprenticeship scheme and there is government funding available to help with the costs. However, there simply isn’t enough awareness among businesses as to how apprenticeships work, so the result is that the supply of work placements doesn’t meet the demand.

“LoveLovalJobs.com is the missing link between colleges and employers. We engage with local businesses to identity opportunities and help them to access government funding to set up an apprenticeship scheme. We will then place an appropriate apprentice who has the requisite skills, motivation and interest to learn the business.”