Arvato’s local government apprenticeship programme reached the South East judging stage of this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards, ahead of hundreds of competing organisations.
The scheme, launched in 2012, has helped over 70 local young people get onto the career ladder across our partnerships in Sefton, Slough and Chesterfield, supporting the councils in providing the next generation of skilled workers.
Since the start of the programme, over 69 per cent of the apprentices have gone on to full time roles within Arvato, with more than two thirds of these also being promoted after a year – far outstripping the national average of 23 per cent. The 12-month apprenticeship offers an NVQ Level 2 qualification in business administration or ICT, vocational placements in a range of departments including finance, procurement and customer service and mentoring from senior managers and previous apprentices.
Sally Neale, HR Director, CRM Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland commented: “Outsourcing partnerships can help to boost the number of apprenticeship opportunities for young people and make a real difference for local authorities. Not only can councils help themselves build a workforce for the future with the skill sets and mind set needed to tackle the challenges that lie ahead, but they can set the stage for young people to play a greater part in their communities.”