Essex County Council Apprenticeship Hub Supports EDA18

February 1st, 2018

A service which supports and enables the placement of more apprentices into businesses across the county is sponsoring the Essex Digital Awards 2018.

The Essex County Council Apprenticeship and Brokerage Hub (ECCABH) is backing the Best Website: School, Education and Charity category at EDA18 and will present the Gold award at the Presentation Evening on May 3 at Hylands House, Chelmsford.

ECCABH offers a range of free-to-access services to businesses in Essex including advice on recruitment, coordinating interviews, promoting vacancies and on-going support once the appointment has been made.

In 2017, 11,340 Essex residents embarked on an apprenticeship, which is a nationally recognised training programme that is open to people aged 16 and over.

Apprenticeships combine work with study (usually one day a week) where the apprentice will work towards relevant professional qualifications which could be a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or, in some cases, up to Degree level.

Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Best Website: School, Education or Charity at the Essex Digital Awards 2018.

“Essex County Council’s Apprenticeship Hub is seeking new apprenticeship placements through the involvement with the Essex Digital Awards which has the largest following of any business awards in the county.

“The Apprenticeship Hub offers a free recruitment service to businesses in Essex who are seeking to recruit an Apprentice and supports school leavers aspiring to an Apprenticeship.

“Through our involvement in the Essex Digital Awards 2018, we are hoping to encourage 30 businesses to “pledge” an Apprenticeship opportunity for a summer school leaver from a school in Essex.”

Iain Johnson, Co-Founder of Essex Digital Awards said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Essex County Council’s Apprenticeship Hub in 2018 and have the opportunity to promote their services to our vast audience of businesses.

“The Apprenticeship Hub offers a free service to companies looking to employ an apprentice, which makes the process much clearer, simpler and cost-effective for them.

“Supporting future talent and growing businesses in this way is very important to the EDAs and it is wholly appropriate that the Apprenticeship Hub’s team will present the “Best Website: School, Education or Charity” to the winner on the big night in May.”

Employers appreciate the benefits of apprenticeships and more and more are seeking to recruit apprentices, offering the opportunity to earn while you learn.

For employers looking to recruit an apprentice The Essex County Council Apprenticeship Hub offers a free recruitment service to businesses.

The team can offer advice, introduce you to training providers and promote your vacancy to young people who are registered with the Apprenticeship Hub.

For more information or to let us know of a recruitment event please contact the team at [email protected] or on 03330 139858.

Apprenticeships with ACL Essex

ACL is part of Essex County Council and delivers high quality apprenticeships across the county.

They offer the following apprenticeships:

· Accounting – level 2, 3 and 4

· Business Administration – level 2 and 3

· Adult Care – level 2 and 3

· Care Manager – level 5

· Childcare – level 2 and 3

· Customer Service – level 2 and 3

· Health Care – level 2 and 3

· Leadership and Management – level 3 and 5

· Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – level 2 and 3

· Paralegal – level 3

For more information contact [email protected] or on 03330 139502

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