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Friday, 29 October 2010

Friday Blog: Barry McLoughlin, Director of B S Entwistle on the benefits that apprentices can bring to your business

By Barry McLoughlin, Director of B S Entwistle

Since 2004 apprentices have played an important role in our commitment as a business to training and development and making sure that we continue to develop our skills in-house as we continue to develop our business.

As an electrical contracting business within the construction industry, making sure you anticipate any potential skills shortages is vital and apprenticeships form an important part of this forward planning.

The positive impact of apprenticeships has had on BS Entwistle has been clear. As well as addressing our skills need, apprenticeships are a great way of ensuring you can train people to your standards, to ensure they understand the importance of offering the quality of service your customers expect.

I would recommend taking on an apprentice to any business. Apprentices help to inject new life into your workforce and are an important indicator to our clients that we are committed to investing in our employees and that they are at the heart of our future business development.

Any employer keen to find out more information about taking on an apprentice or about the advice and help available should call 0161 233 2656 or email: for more information.