More firms getting in on the apprentice action

The 11th annual National Apprenticeship Week is upon us, led and co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service.

Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 11:00 pm
Apprentices Todd Green, Shane Hutton and graduate engineer Jack Lee at Barnbrook Systems

Firms including Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems are encouraging people to consider this fast track to a career.

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Senior design engineer and former apprentice Andrew Gordon said: ‘It is important to develop and invest in young employees for the future.’

Trainee design engineer Todd Green, 20, is a Barnbrook apprentice. He said: ‘I would encourage other young people to consider an apprenticeship.

‘You don’t have the debt associated with university but you are paid while learning and gaining experience in a job.’