Free service will make it easier to hire apprentices

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Hiring an apprentice has become a whole lot easier for Barnsley businesses, thanks to a new, free service, launched in the town.

The First for Apprenticeships Barnsley service is intended to help small and medium sized businesses find the right apprentices and training providers.

First for Apprenticeships’ manager, Heather Lord, says apprenticeships are n excellent way of finding and training new staff, but firms can be put off by the numberof different providers and courses.

“First for Apprenticeships Barnsley takes the headache out of the process for employers, Heather Lord added.