Apprentice plan to put 100 into work

Future Generation apprenticeship event at the De Vere Hotel in Blackpool.  Pictured is Sir Geoff Hurst
Future Generation apprenticeship event at the De Vere Hotel in Blackpool. Pictured is Sir Geoff Hurst
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FYLDE businesses are being called on to help get young people into work.

Never before has the modern apprenticeship been more important.And The Gazette has once again joined forces with training provider Beneast Training and today pledges to help 100 young people into work – in just 100 days.

Following the success of last year’s Future Generations event when the target was hit and work places found across the Fylde, we are again endeavouring to make sure 16 to 18-year-olds get on the career ladder and further boost business on the Fylde.

Future Generations aims to target small and large employers who can benefit from having an apprentice on their books.

Mirek Ruman, chief executive of Blackpool-based Beneast, appealed to businesses. He said: “Apprentices are the very backbone and the future of successful businesses, not only here on the Fylde but across the UK. They provide a fresh injection of enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to any team.

“We want businesses to be at the forefront of an apprenticeship revolution.”

Alison Bott, deputy editor of The Gazette, added: “This is a great way to help get young people into work during uncertain times.

“It will also be of great benefit to the businesses of the Fylde Coast as the area starts to emerge from the recession.”

Future Generations will be launched on February 8 at the Hilton Blackpool to local VIPs, dignitaries and business leaders.

World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst will deliver a keynote speech at the event.

Businesses are invited to attend and find out about the benefits of apprenticeships and to access a specialist free recruitment service. Beneast has secured thousands of pounds of Government funding to deliver fully-paid for training to local firms.

Apprentices benefit from free training throughout their work.

Apprenticeships can make organisations more effective, productive and competitive by addressing skills gaps directly, even in uncertain economic times.

The programme has been designed to help employees reach a high level of competency and performance and with a comprehensive range of apprenticeships.

Businesses who want to find out how an apprentice can benefit their business and help reach our target need to register to obtain a ticket for this prestigious event via: