We speak to Sharon Moody director of the business to find out more….

Gap Waste Management and Transport have recruited another two apprentices to their business following the success of previous apprenticeships. The business is based on Nest Road and have been working with Gatehshead Council learningSkills for a number of years and last year won our employer of the year award.  

The family run business has a combined total of 65 years of hands on experience in the logistics and waste industries and recently recruited two new business administration apprentices to their team through the learningSkills free recruitment process.

Sharon Moody director of the business told us, “This is the third time that we have used Gateshead Council learningSkills and every time we have taken on at least one apprentice.”

If you are an employer thinking about taking on an apprentice now has never been a better time. Gateshead Council have a cash incentive of £3000 available but only until January 2021.

LearningSkills worked closely with Sharon to develop the job description, gain a good understanding about the business its goals and priorities. The vacancy was then advertised on the National Apprenticeship website and Indeed. The learningSkills recruitment team then contacted all candidates inviting them to a pre interview, those that were suitable were then interviewed by Sharon and her team.

Sharon said “The candidates always have a good standard of learning and have improved greatly throughout their time on the apprenticeship. Gateshead Council have always been very approachable, friendly and stand by their high standard of young people they put through for interview.”

Business administration is one of the most popular apprenticeships learningSkills offer, working with estate agents through to medical centres to develop opportunities for both businesses and apprentices. These roles can include anything from general office work through to data input, working closely with the employer to develop a job description.  Sharon said. “Talking on apprentices has helped a great deal as they have grown with the business and enabled us to train them in our way of working.”

Sharon explains why the service is invaluable for businesses and why she would recommend the apprenticeship scheme to other businesses. “Taking on young people helps you to mould them into the way that your company works (not set in their ways from a previous company). The energy from the youngsters is amazing with their new zest for learning in the adult world of work.”

Sharon went on to say. “learningSkills have helped us out every time we have recruited an apprentice in a very speedy and professional manner.  We would always turn to Gateshead Council first when looking to recruit a young person.”

Contact a member of our dedicated Business Development Team today to discuss further call 0191 433 8727 or email training@gateshead.gov.uk