Firms can win an apprentice

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A SCHOLARSHIP programme has been launched to give two construction firms in Portsmouth the chance to benefit from the placement of an apprentice.

The initiative is being launched by construction audit, contract and payroll provider, Hudson Contract, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Hudson Contract will cover the apprentices’ salary for up to a year, starting this autumn.

Firms can be in with a chance of gaining one of the apprentices by going online at and describing in up to 100 words how an apprentice would benefit their company.

Ian Anfield, managing director, said: ‘The building trade is one of the biggest apprenticeship employers, and with a serious skills shortage impacting the sector we really wanted to give something back to construction firms. Hopefully it can also provide the perfect platform for two apprentices to kick-start their careers.’