Rotherham leisure attraction takes on new apprentices

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Magna in Rotherham has taken on four apprentices to help with growing demand for the corporate side of the leisure attraction’s business.

The four, who are working in the office, at live events and in the kitchen, are also spending one day a week at Rotherham College.

Magna offers corporate venue space for events catering for up to 5,000 people,including business conferences and live music concerts.

The venue is also an award-winning visitor attraction, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire.

John Silker, chief executive of Magna, said: “We are very much part of the South Yorkshire business community here, so it made sense to offer apprenticeships to help get young people into employment.

“And what is so great is that we need such a wide range of skills to run Magna, so we can offer apprenticeships in such diverse areas.”

Charlie Grayson, senior business consultant at Rotherham College, said: “It’s brilliant that places like Magna give young people a chance to work and learn in a real environment.”