According to government figures, 72% of employers believe that hiring apprentices improved their product and service quality. Here at BusinessWatch Group we’re proud to have apprentices as an integral part of our employment structure, and truly believe that they enhance the quality of service provision to our customers.
With the UK aiming for 5% of the workforce to be made up of apprentices, and the public sector targeted to ensure apprenticeships positions make up 2.3% of the workforce by 2020, BusinessWatch Group are proud to announce that no less than 10% of the workforce is made up of apprentices.
Apprenticeship Champions are chosen through positive promotion of apprenticeships to young people and creating opportunities for all regardless of ability. As one of just 1000 specially selected Apprenticeship Champions in the UK, BusinessWatch Group prides itself on bringing young, enthusiastic workers into the fire and security sector.
Jonathan Wakerley, MD of BusinessWatch Group says: “We have a number of apprentices across the BusinessWatch Group and really look to them as being the future of our industry. We take the time to ensure they experience every department in the business to give them a full overview of what we’re about, and we can then help them develop throughout their apprenticeship to the best of their abilities.”
With an industry-wide shortage of fire and security engineers, encouraging young people into the industry is vital. Jonathan continues: “We have apprentices across all departments, but training new engineers is a major part of our succession planning in order to ensure we continue to deliver the best service possible for our customers.”