A SCHEME to recognise the firms in Cheshire that employ apprentices was launched this week.
The Apprenticeship employers’ ‘badge’ can be displayed by Cheshire businesses to highlight their commitment to apprenticeships and their logos will be displayed on the Apprenticeship website.
The scheme has been developed in response to consumer demand. Research commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service asked 36 consumers in Cheshire what factors they considered when buying products or services. The results showed that 64% of consumers in Cheshire would use a register enabling them to choose a business that hires apprentices and 87% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people.
Sue Price, North West regional director for the National Apprenticeship Service said: “The badge scheme will demonstrate which businesses support young people through offering Apprenticeships and will add to the numerous benefits apprentices bring to a business.”
To find out more visit apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600.