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National Apprenticeship Week, 6-12 February 2023

By 3rd February 2023Blog

We have a strong apprenticeship programme at Atalian Servest and believe that apprenticeships have a hugely positive impact to our employees, our business and our wider economy. They help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce equipped with future-ready skills.

We currently have over 400 colleagues taking part in our apprenticeship scheme where we offer 82 different standards, ranging from electrical and plumbing to business masters. All of the standards are advertised on our internal platform ‘Opportunity’, which empowers our colleagues to reach and exceed their potential. Whether they are looking to enhance their existing skillset or develop new talents we’re really proud of the opportunities available at our company.

I’m such a huge champion of the apprenticeship scheme. As a country I think we’re getting better at understanding that they’re the future of business success, not just something for a 16-year-old school leaver. Apprenticeships help employees to build future careers; employers to fill skills gaps; they support job creation and drive economic growth. The quality of apprenticeships is definitely improving with new regulation standards and the end point assessment requirements which are signed off externally. As the standards are employer led it means the tailoring and adaption of the programme to meet business requirements is enabling businesses such as Atalian Servest to use them as a retention and development tool to progress and develop their existing workforce. At Atalian Servest we externally outsource a large number of apprenticeship programmes although as a registered training provider we can deliver a handful of standards that we feel our expertise can add most value to internally. It’s great to have the balance and to be able to offer a full range of programs. In the next few years we’re aiming to offer apprenticeships to existing business clients and other employers.

Nationally the number of people taking up apprenticeships has dropped, almost certainly as a result of the Covid pandemic and the unstable global economic situation, and like many other large organisations we’ve experienced a high turnover transition period. However this seems to have settled and now we are already into the new calendar year we’re ready to hit the ground running, and are excited to be accepting applications for our 2023 apprenticeship programme.

We believe that people shouldn’t stop learning and I’m proud to work for a company that champions and supports its people along this amazing development opportunity.

 – Jamie Canter, Head of Learning and Development

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