Oxclose Community Academy are a Secondary School Based in Washington. We spoke to Oxclose Community Academy Head Teacher, Paula Hegarty, about how she has found the process with learningSkills when hiring apprentices; in particular her newest ICT recruit. This is what she had to say about how we handle things as an organization.

“We are proud to serve our local community, so when we hire, we look to hire apprentices”, said Mrs Hegarty.

“We have used the apprenticeship programme with Gateshead a number of times it provides excellent candidates, support and training to meet our needs.”

“The apprenticeship programme finds people who really want to do the job and through excellent support from their training can flourish in our organisation; the majority of our apprentices gain full time employment with the school after their apprenticeship ends”.

Could your business benefit from hiring an apprentice? Don’t hesitate, as we are also offering a £3,000 incentive for companies to hire an apprentice. For more information, contact apprenticeships@gateshead.gov.uk, contact our live chat on the website or contact us via our social media channels.



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