Pirelli's Alan Wilson and myself attended a North West Apprenticeship Ambassadors meeting at Warrington last night. The event was hosted by Elaine Billington of United Utilities at their head office at Lingley Mere Business Park.
Speakers included Christine Gaskell of Bentley Motors, Elaine Billington of United Utilities, Bernie Waldron of MBDA and Sue Price, John Myers and Louise Silous of The National Apprenticeship Service.
There is a greater focus on the benefits to employers and apprentices and this is certainly a very exciting time for apprenticeships. Any employer who does not currently have an apprentice should think about the benefits. An apprenticeship is a great career step for young people.
I am happy to talk to any businesses thinking of taking on an apprentice.