Would your Business Benefit from an Apprentice?

Would your Business Benefit from an Apprentice?

Would your Business Benefit from an Apprentice?Log onto Web TV to learn how to find the right candidate for your company

Chat date: Monday 24th August 2009

Chat time: 14:30 – 14:45

Employers and businesses are being encouraged to take on apprentices to tap into the vast pool of teenage talent in the UK. This comes as 16 and 17 years old up and down the country get their GCSE exam results and take a first serious look at the world of work.

The latest figures show there are almost a million 16-24 year old NEETS (‘not in education, employment or training’), an increase of 100,000 over the last year. With so many companies in England needing well qualified, experienced staff to help them run successfully, making use of this huge amount of talent could be the golden ticket to business success.

News of Japan, France and Germany making their way out of the downturn shows an increased need for UK businesses to be prepared for the pressures and competition as the market pushes forward and ensuring you have the best staff available is essential.

The pool of candidates registered with the National Apprenticeship Service highlights the depth in talent of young people and in the midst of the recession, school leavers see apprenticeships as the ideal first step through the door into the business world. Apprenticeship vacancies, where all these young people are registered, is a quick, easy and reliable ‘one-stop shop’ where employers can advertise vacancies and individuals can search and apply for Apprenticeship places.  Since its launch in January 2009, over 100,000 young people have registered on the system.

If you are unsure of how apprenticeships can work for your business and how you can make the most of young talent, log on to our live and interactive webTV show. Joining us in the studio to answer your questions are David Way from the National Apprenticeship Service, Apprentice Sumaira Niazi and Director of Operations Lee Jones from Tubelines.

David Way, Lee Jones and Sumaira Niazi join us live online at http://webchats.tv/chat/would_your_business_benefit_from_an_apprentice on Monday 24th August at 2:30pm to discuss how apprenticeships can boost your business.

Feel free to submit your questions before the chat.

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