Businesses make apprentice pledge

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BUSINESSES in Scarborough have been getting on board with a new scheme to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days.

The Evening News, the National Apprenticeship Service and Scarborough Borough Council have joined forces to get as many businesses as possible involved in the North Yorkshire Coast Apprenticeship Challenge.

The aim of the initiative is to get 100 pledges in 100 days from employers to recruit an apprentice.

An event was held at the Palm Court Hotel in Scarborough to allow businesses to find out more about the scheme.

A number of employers made a pledge on the day and the running total since the scheme was launched on March 17 stands at 31.

Yorkshire Regional Newspapers classified manager Sharon Baxter, who was at the event, said: “People were very interested in finding out more about apprenticeships, as there are a lot of common myths.

“We’re really pleased with the amount of pledges so far and we hope that more businesses will come forward to find out about the scheme.”

Organisations and businesses that have signed up so far include Yorkshire Coast College, The Glass House Cafe Bistro and North Bay Railway, Stephen Joesph Theatre, Plaxton, Beiderbeckes, Deepdale Computers, Dale Power and Hares.

If you would like to find out more about the scheme please call the National Apprenticeship Service on 08000 150 600.

Alternatively go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk