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Thousands of apprenticeship opportunities on offer

Fiona Kyle
September 9, 2022

Companies across the UK are welcoming new apprentices and have committed to thousands more opportunities to be created over the next few years.

Vehicle manufacturer JCB has created more than 150 new jobs for apprentices and graduates with an £8m investment in its early careers programme. The new recruits have just started their new jobs as JCB focuses on training the manufacturers, engineers and business specialists of the future.

JCB has a huge range of apprenticeships on offer, from welding to project management and a business degree.

Brewing company and pub chain Greene King has committed to 5,000 new apprentices by 2025. Greene King’s apprenticeships give people the chance to learn about different aspects of the hospitality industry and get paid at the same time. There will be a variety of front and back of house roles for apprentices including production chef level 2 and senior level 7 (MBA).

The BBC has also made a commitment on apprentices. The broadcasting company has committed to take on 1,000 apprentices by 2026 at an apprentice hub it is launching in Birmingham. The hub, part funded by Google, will place apprentices with employers in the local creative sector.

The BBC welcomed 200 new apprentices itself earlier this year in a variety of production, journalism, technology and business support roles.

Kitchen retailer and manufacturer Wren Kitchens has scaled up its apprenticeship programme to offer new and exciting opportunities in several areas of the business including Customer Service and IT apprentices. The Lincolnshire-based company has just welcomed 28 new starters to its state-of-the-art HQ in Barton-upon-Humber.

To find apprenticeships in your area, just type ‘apprentice’ into the NexJob search function.