Arvato has offered two young people from Slough 12-month ICT apprenticeships, as part of The Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Technology’ programme in partnership with Fujitsu.
The two apprentices, were selected following the ‘Get Hired’ day on the 17th March where they were encouraged to put themselves forward for the ICT apprenticeships on offer at Arvato.
In preparation for the ‘Get Hired’ day, an event which matches young people looking for work with potential employers, 17applicants were taken through the four-week ‘Get into Technology’ programme. The programme incorporated ICT training modules as well as work experience business challenges at the Arvato and Fujitsu offices throughout February and March.
The Prince’s Trust ran mock interview practice sessions with all candidates to help them prepare for the final selection process. This comprised of short interviews with Arvato and Fujitsu’s hiring managers and the delivery of a five minute presentation.
Debra Maxwell, CEO CRM & Public Sector, Arvato UK & Ireland commented: “The popularity of the initiative goes to show the appetite among local young people for developing their skills and gaining invaluable work experience.”
“We’re very proud of what all of the candidates have achieved during the programme and look forward to working with our two new apprentices.”
“The Prince’s Trust makes a real difference to disadvantaged young people by helping them kick-start meaningful careers and it’s great to continue supporting the charity in its work across the Thames Valley and the rest of the country.”
‘Get into Technology’ is part of The Prince’s Trust’s flagship ‘Get into’ initiative, a four-week programme that provides successful candidates with a range of on-the-job training opportunities and career mentoring.