Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the latest organisation to Barnsley’s Apprenticeship Pledge.
The Pledge, which now has over 40 Barnsley businesses on board, is expected to provide over 500 Apprenticeship jobs for Barnsley. Organisations who pledge their support are committing to a target of employing 2.5% of their work force in Apprenticeship positions by April 2014. These positions will provide individuals with work experience, on the job training and recognised qualifications.
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust currently employs 37 apprentices who study Clinical Healthcare and Business Administration with Barnsley College as part of its future succession plans.
Steve goes onto say “We have signed the Pledge because we believe a hospital like ours, which is such a big employer in the Barnsley borough, has a social responsibility to the community and apprentices are a part of that responsibility. I hope other businesses sign the Pledge and start to popularise Apprenticeships across the town.”
Colin Booth, Principal at Barnsley College and a key driver of the Pledge said, “We are extremely pleased with the level of support the Pledge has gathered from both the public and private sector. The initiative is really gaining momentum, with business owners now recommending the Pledge to their professional contacts and encouraging other organisations to show their support for the Apprenticeship programme.”
If you would like more information on the Pledge and how you can get involved, please email email@example.com or call 01226 216 166.