Young people and adults who want to develop business administration skills are being urged to apply for apprenticeships through The Sheffield College.
The college has 18 vacancies on its one-year business and administration apprenticeship programme, linked to jobs with a range of small to medium sized employers who include Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield.
College apprenticeship manager Mark Frost said: “We have some excellent opportunities in business and administration with very good employers, however we are struggling to find the apprentices to fill the vacancies.
“Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for people to develop on-the-job skills whilst gaining a qualification and boosting their career prospects. We would urge potential applicants to get in touch with us.”
Paul Blomfield has hired a business administration apprentice through the college for the last two years.
He said: “Not only does hiring an apprentice give a young person a great start to their working life, but it can also help to strengthen and grow your business.
“Hiring apprentices has added to the capacity and capability of my office in Sheffield. I’m really looking forward to a new apprentice starting with me in 2014 and I’d encourage any other Sheffield employer to go for it.”
Sheffield College delivers apprenticeships in more industry sectors than other local training provider and is expanding its programme, following a multi-million cash injection from the Skills Funding Agency in October.
The college plans to launch more apprenticeships in the engineering and manufacturing, creative and digital media, sport and leisure, and tourism sectors.