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Solent Local Enterprise Partnership launches Solent Apprentices for Business

The new Solent LEP has launched an innovative new scheme that will enable Solent businesses to create and facilitate apprenticeships.

Solent Apprentices for Business is the Local Enterprise Partnerships' one-stop-shop solution for local businesses and employers. They will be working with employers to identify entry level job opportunities that offer good career pathways through which Apprentices can progress to technical or managerial roles as their skill level and knowledge base improves.

Apprentices for Business provide a 'One-Stop End to End Service' for both businesses and young people. They do the ground work for businesses, firstly agreeing a job description/person specification and then source, skills screen and shortlist candidates that meet the requirements agreed with the employer. Apprentices for Business then place the Apprentice with one of 9 Further Education Colleges who provide the formal training, assign
them to an Apprentice Mentor who guides them through their training and makes sure that they are performing well at work.

They can even employ the Apprentice on behalf of businesses
and deal with all of the payroll and human resource management issues that may arise. At the end of the scheme the Apprentice has a nationally recognised qualification with vital work experience and the employer gains a valuable, qualified and "up to speed" employee.

For more information please visit and for the Apprentices for Business website please go to

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Posted 2011-07-25 11:21:33

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