National Apprenticeship Week highlights firms embracing apprenticeships

As National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) comes to a close, Recruiter brings you more employers bolstering apprenticeship and early career talent numbers.

These include:

  • Global engineering infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon, whose 2019 graduate recruitment campaign is recruiting for 140 positions to service Australia and New Zealand’s infrastructure boom.
  • More than 100 places are now available on one of the British Airways’ seven apprenticeship programmes with roles ranging from head office and customer service to engineering and operations. The airline is also taking on 48 former Monarch Aircraft engineering apprentices.
  • Nationwide recruiter Search Consultancy’s energy division is recruiting 85 trainee dual smart meter fitters to enrol in its Trailblazers smart meter programme, which will be running in 17 key locations across the UK and sees trainees employed by Search working on a contract basis for global firm Siemens.
  • Leeds-based vehicle engineering business SM UK is to expand its apprenticeship programme with the business planning to recruit a further two apprentices in the coming months. Pictured above is Jamie Baxendale, who started at SM UK in Leeds as an apprentice in 2017 and is now a fully qualified auto engineer.
  • British technology firm UKFast is creating 100 new apprenticeship roles within its IT, software development and customer service programmes.

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