Wirral Met College, in partnership with Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, has announced the latest developments from their collaborative effort, the ‘100 Apprenticeship Pledges in 100 Days’ campaign.
Launched this summer, the campaign has gained substantial momentum, creating exciting opportunities for individuals seeking career development while supporting local businesses in their quest for growth and expansion.
Through this campaign, small to medium-sized employers in Wirral and the wider Liverpool City Region have been offered vital financial support to recruit apprentices, along with the opportunity to provide training and development for their existing workforce.
Employers who pledge their commitment to support an apprentice aged 19 and above during this 100-day campaign play a crucial role in empowering the local community. This initiative seeks to bridge the gap between employers and individuals by providing accessible career progression options.
Since its launch, the ‘100 Apprenticeship Pledges in 100 Days’ campaign has seen enthusiastic participation from employers across a diverse range of sectors, including restaurants, hair salons, accountants, construction companies, and engineering maintenance.
Karen Taylor, owner of Wallasey based restaurant ‘Chuck Wagon by Taylors Kitchen’ who recruited an apprentice through the scheme, said, “This is a fantastic scheme for small independent businesses. The support and funding of Wirral University Teaching Hospital has made it affordable for to us to take on new staff from the local community.
“This helps us achieve and maintain our mission statement of ‘by locals for locals’. Working alongside Wirral met is helping us share our skills, giving the new employee a more rounded experience to take forward to their future career”
Individuals looking to progress their careers, switch career paths, or return to the workplace will find ample opportunities through the 100 apprenticeship roles being developed during the campaign’s 100 working days.
As the campaign nears its end, the partnership has announced that the target of ‘100 Apprenticeship Pledges in 100 Days’ is well within reach. There’s not long left for employers to seize this exceptional opportunity to support their local community and invest in their organisation’s future.
To make a pledge to take on an apprentice or to explore available apprenticeships, please visit https://www.wmc.ac.uk/apprenticeships/100-in-100