Train4TradeSkills practical training fulfilment centre visited by the BBC
Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre ATL, Apprenticeship Training Limited, was visited by BBC Hereford and Worcester. Hear the program output; see inside Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre and what students think of their training.
Young people across Worcestershire are being hired as a result of a national apprenticeship scheme which aims to provide better employment opportunities and tackle youth unemployment.
The number of young people starting apprenticeships in Worcester this year has doubled compared to the same time in 2010 according to government statistics.
Doing an apprenticeship seems to be an increasingly popular choice than going to university for many young people, a recent BBC survey revealed.
With already increased funding from the government the number of people age between 16-21 years old, who are taking apprenticeships, is expected to rise even further from next year.
Apprenticeship Training Limited (ATL) is a leading national training provider in the Building Services Engineering sector with an established network of centres in the UK including Worcestershire.
Its Hartlebury based centre, which was visited by BBC Hereford and Worcester, provides hundreds of apprenticeships to people of all ages across Worcestershire and West Midlands region.
BBC Hereford and Worcester reported that apprentices are given the opportunity to earn as well as learn whilst they are gaining practical experience from the workplace.
Paul Barnes who is 18-years old and from Bromsgrove, studies with ATL in Hartlebury. Paul said to BBC Hereford and Worcester that he is convinced to have made the right decision by taking on an apprenticeship.
Paul, who completed his GCSEs with two A and three B grades, did not choose to go to university because of the huge debt he would have to pay back after graduating.
“I didn’t want to go to university because the fees were very expensive plus I would have to spend two years at college doing A levels. So, I am skipping that and I am getting paid for the time I would be doing A levels at college and the time at university instead of me having to pay them to be learning.”- the ambitious apprentice said.”
Paul added: “I might even come out of this with some savings rather than coming out of with the debt of about £40,000.”
The Government is determined to deepen its funding programme in order to deal with high levels of unemployment and get more people back into work.
In July, it set up a £25m fund to support 10,000 additional apprenticeships for small businesses and similar sectors with skills shortage.
With a record number of youth unemployment in England and university tuition fees of £9,000 from 2012, young people are more likely to choose apprenticeships as a more stable way of developing their careers and pursuing a brighter future.
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