Our apprenticeship scheme with Chesterfield Borough Council received a special commendation at the inaugural North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprentice Awards.
The programme has trained a total of 63 local, young people across business administration, customer service and ICT since 2010, with more than half of our apprentices going on to secure full-time, permanent roles with us.
The Chesterfield scheme is one of several programmes which Arvato operates across our portfolio of local government partnerships. Based on a 12 or 18 month NVQ Level 2 qualification, they are designed to ensure the right talent is developed to help our public sector partners tackle the skills challenges they will face in the years ahead.
The awards, which took place in Sheffield on Tuesday 16th May, aimed to celebrate the best on-the-job training schemes across the region.
Damon Bruce, Head of Customer Centric Services at Chesterfield, commented: “Apprenticeships not only provide an important route into the workplace for young people, but they deliver a fresh source of ideas and help build the skill sets and talent local authorities will need for the future. We look forward to building on this success and expanding the opportunities we can offer our apprentices from NVQ Level 2 through to graduate development.”