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Date published: 20th April 2018

The opportunities available for businesses that want to nurture fresh talent will be outlined at a free apprenticeships workshop to be hosted by North Norfolk District Council.

Apprenticeships can play a key role in helping a business grow, as well as improving the overall skills level across the district.

Training providers will be at the event, and businesses will be able to learn about the funding opportunities available to them.

Cllr Nigel Dixon, NNDC Portfolio Holder for Economic Development & Business, said: “This is a ‘must do’ event for businesses of all sizes and across all sectors which have staffing and recruiting problems or are aspiring to include apprentices in the mix of their workforce.

“It will be an excellent chance to learn about the opportunities available to them, how to progress them and ways to share best practice.

“Many businesses – particularly smaller businesses – think that taking on apprentices is not for them. Some have worries about the cost or the time they need to spend with their apprentices, and others think ‘What’s in it for me?’

“There are also sometimes worries about all the paperwork and administration that needs to be done, but that’s what training providers are for.

“This workshop will address all these issues and will look at the funding opportunities that exist, and show how an apprenticeship can benefit your business as well as helping boost the skills level of the local economy.”

The event will be held at the Atrium, North Walsham, on Wednesday, April 25 (4pm-6pm). Training providers will be able to give information on a range of qualifications, including business administration, digital marketing, construction skills and food production.

Attendance at the workshop is free, and light refreshments will be available.

To book a place at this event, email or call 01263 516331.

Last updated: 20th April 2018