Many engineering and manufacturing companies may be thinking about delaying or cancelling their apprenticeship programs in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, but Stephen Mitchell, Director of Apprentices and Technical Training at Make UK’s Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham, said companies must look at the long-term picture.
“We understand that these are testing times, but employers still need to look to the future - and apprentices play a key role in this,” he said.
“Make UK has over 2,000 young people in its talent pool looking for apprenticeship opportunities, including a considerable number of young women. We have world-class facilities here in Aston, and our streamlined recruitment process means employers can access applications and candidates with minimal fuss and delay.
“Even if employers are not in a position to take on apprentices immediately, we would encourage them to start the conversations now.”
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