Exertis promotes apprenticeship schemes

Exertis promotes apprenticeship schemes
Exertis has announced its 2020 programmes, roadshow and its City & Guilds and ILM centre status in support of the UK National Apprenticeship Week.

Exertis announced its participation in the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week, with the company having 30 apprentices enrolled in its 2018-2020 Upgrade trainee management programme. 

The programme has provided the apprentices with 660 hours of training and support through 88 workshops across four of its sites, with 69% of the Upgrade apprentices achieving promotions. 

New candidates are currently being recruited for the next round of Upgrade, with the company’s newly established Business Administration apprenticeship scheme. 
A series of recruitment roadshows will be run until the end of the week at six Exertis sites across the UK. 

Nick Foster, HR director, Exertis said: “We are pleased to be supporting the National Apprenticeship Week with the announcement of our 2020 apprenticeship schemes and our further support for external apprenticeships. These schemes are essential in talent development. Our Upgrade and Business Administration programmes provide the skillsets that we require in our business, offering people of all ages and backgrounds a clear path to a successful career.”

Exertis is funding and supporting 60 apprentices with external apprenticeship providers in a variety of fields including accounting, facilities management, project management, learning and development, customer service and sales. 

Exertis has also become an approved City and Guilds and Institute of Leader and Management (ILM) centre, allowing Exertis to provide and internally asses English and Maths qualifications in addition to a range of vocational and professional qualifications such as business administration, management and coaching. 

16 people have gained L1 and L2 English and Maths qualifications in-house. 
Matthew Warwick, product manager, Exertis said: I’ve built relationships with a lot of colleagues internally – being on an apprenticeship helps everyone work together and brings everyone closer. You get contact with people from other sites which is really good for internal team working. If you need help with anything you can use the networks that you’ve built.”

Apprentices on the Exertis Upgrade programme raised over £12,600 for local charities through events held by teams in the UK.