Notts firm pledges three apprentices during Post campaign
A NOTTS firm is looking for three apprentices to boost its use of modern technology.
Hillary’s Blinds, of Colwick Business Park, wants them to join its ICT team.
Training pledge: Business systems manager Kevin Beardsley, IT development manager Ed Timmins and head of IT Julian Bond.
It is a further boost to the Post’s drive to find 200 apprenticeships in 100 days with our Get Notts Working campaign.
The apprentices will be the first the firm has taken on in Notts.
Julian Bond, head of ICT at the company, said he was fully behind the Post’s campaign.
"We wanted to help out with youth unemployment instead of just taking on older people who already have experience and training," he said.
"Here we will be offering the whole package of training and work place experience at the same time.
"I think apprentices are very important to a business, and worked as one myself when I was younger. I’m looking to skill up the three apprentices and give them a wide range of individual qualifications."
The firm is the UK’s market leader in residential made-to-measure window coverings.
Two of the apprenticeships will be as ICT support technicians, with the other being a trainee developer.
The roles will involve office-based work, dealing with information sent by staff using a new mobile phone app to deal with customer orders.
Hillary’s Blinds will be working in partnership with training provider Remit to create the apprenticeships.
It wants to receive applications for the apprenticeships by Friday, June 15.
The Post is calling on firms to pledge to take on one or more apprentices. So far 176 posts have been created, with 20 days remaining of the 100.
Whether firms are looking to take on one apprentice or 30, they all improve the employment chances of young people in Notts – the aim of the campaign.
Paul Champion www.paulchampionuk.com
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