A new apprenticeship scholarship programme has been launched as part of an initiative by construction payroll provider Hudson Contract.
The programme has been launched to coincide with the firm’s 20th anniversary and will give two construction firms the opportunity to benefit from the placement of an apprentice.
Hudson Contract will sponsor the two apprentices by covering their salaries for up to a year.
“Having worked in the construction industry for 20 years, we’re a business that is passionate about investing in apprenticeships,” commented Hudson Contract managing director Ian Anfield.
“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 of all shapes and sizes. Hopefully it can also provide the perfect platform for two apprentices to kick-start their careers.”
Through its existing apprenticeship scheme, the company has now part-funded over 70 apprentices since 2011.
“The scheme was put in place after discovering construction students were struggling to find companies willing to take on apprentices, particularly small firms that couldn’t afford to do so,” added Anfield. “We’re now building on this heritage of supporting apprentices by completely removing the financial headache for two more firms through our 20th anniversary scholarship programme.”
The successful apprentices will start their scholarship in autumn 2016.
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