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    Everything you need for your school meals and catering requirements.

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The world is certainly starting to feel back to normal spending time with friends and family, going on holiday and shopping yet when we are privy to reading the latest news articles and hearing sadness of job losses and supply chain issues affecting price increases on our daily essentials the aftermath of the pandemic really hits home.

How apprenticeships help fill the employment gap

Many industries continue to be in recovery whilst skilled labour in certain sectors is seeing the highest figures for some time in shortages of skilled employees as people who struggled to retain their jobs sought alternative employment or saw the positives that life really can be too short, and it was time for a complete career change! What better way to explore the next chapter than to consider doing an apprenticeship and seeing the benefits this can bring to any person at any age it really is never too late.

There is a breadth of opportunity working within the Emergency Services sector and an apprenticeship route offers multiple benefits to help bridge the gaps we are seeing in employment and fulfil a vital role within our communities in keeping the public safe and responding and providing vital services that are so desperately needed.

We continue as a nation to strive towards achieving the government pledge to distribute 20,000 police officers into the streets which has already been heavily supported through the apprenticeship journey alongside other vital professions within the sector such as firefighters, nurses, social care and support staff.

The benefits of offering apprenticeships  

The apprenticeship levy has already provided so much opportunity and it is vital we do as much as we can as providers and public sector bodies to support one another and work together in providing this route to employment and utilising the funding to educate and train people into desperately needed skilled roles.

YPO’s national apprenticeships framework has been the helping hand to hundreds of customers already providing expertise and support in this field. Should you need some support in discussing your procurement needs or are still deciding if an apprenticeship is the right way for your organisation, get in touch at [email protected].

View our apprenticeships and associated training framework here to find out more. 

The Emergency Services Show 2022

We’re excited to be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show on 21 & 22 September. Come and visit us on stand J12 to chat about how we can help you improve efficiency, and achieve greater value, with our tailored emergency services, fleet, and recruitment frameworks. The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring 450+ exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking. Register here!

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