Free apprenticeship advertising on Apprentice Kent
The case for Apprenticeships has been made. There were over 500,000 apprenticeship starters in 2015 / 16 and that number is expected to grow.
“The growth in apprenticeships is exciting”, comments David Knox Apprenticeship and Employer Engagement Officer for Kent County Council.
“There are more career choices and more qualification options than ever before”.
A growing number of apprentices want to work close to home, but local apprenticeships can be hard to find. David wants to help by bringing the apprentice closer to local apprenticeships. Offering free apprenticeship advertising is an essential part of his plan for growing the number of apprenticeship placements.
KCC built a great new option for apprenticeships. They call it Apprentice Kent and it offers free advertising. “We’re already developing inroads with employers, training providers and apprenticeship candidates”, says Daniel Ratcliff, KCC’s Employability Project Officer.
“Our first challenge was making it as easy to use as possible” says Daniel. “We knew that local Colleges were using CVMinder HUB to manage apprenticeship recruitment, so we got together to work out a solution. “
CVMinder HUB integrates with GOV Recruit an Apprentice. With expert knowledge, we helped KCC to understand the type of data they would require before defining an interface.
“Automatic posts to Apprentice Kent was essential, otherwise Training Providers might not use it at all”, comments Stuart Haddow, XperiSoft’s MD. The admin overhead of posting every apprenticeship by hand would be too high. “Daniel has a great team and we successfully delivered the whole interface in double-quick time”.
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CVMinder HUB helps Training Providers to manage apprenticeships, work placements and other vacancies. Target the right candidates faster, receive more applications and manage everything in one, central recruitment system. CVMinder HUB also has an employability module to help Training Providers improve learner outcomes.
To find out more about Apprentice Kent, please visit www.apprenticekent.co.uk or call 03000 414005.