Solihull MP Lorely Burt pledges support for CIPP Apprenticeship challenge!

10 March 2015


The CIPP – the Chartered association for payroll and pensions professionals in the UK – is calling on companies across the UK to take part in its #100in100days Apprenticeship challenge and actively work alongside the CIPP to help train 100 payroll stars of the future.

The CIPP is keen to work alongside those companies interested in taking part in the Apprenticeship challenge by offering bespoke training programmes provided by industry leading payroll specialists.

Head of the Professional Careers Academy at the CIPP, Dave Martin said: “We’re calling on companies across the UK to take part in our ‘100-day challenge’ and take on 100 apprentices in 100 days. We’re keen to hear from any company that would like to work alongside us in helping to complete the challenge. In many cases, Apprenticeship programmes can help shape the future career decisions of many young people and we’re looking forward to playing a part in helping to find the payroll professionals of tomorrow.”

Solihull MP Lorely Burt describes the challenge as a “wonderful initiative” and said she was confident it will be a success.

“This is a wonderful initiative and I’m proud to support the CIPP here in Solihull whose Apprenticeship programme contributes to the doubling of Apprenticeships under the coalition,” she added. “Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity for young people to learn real skills in a real-world environment and I’m confident that the initiative will be a success.”

Chief Executive Officer at the CIPP, Lindsay Melvin added: “Apprenticeship programmes provide an excellent opportunity for young people and we’d like to remind people that by taking part in our challenge, we’ll be with them every step of the way. Our expertise and bespoke training programmes ensure that together we can help to deliver a winning partnership.”

Co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, National Apprenticeship Week includes hundreds of events and activities across England. Currently, more than 100,000 employers in England offer Apprenticeships in 200,000 locations, covering more than 170 industries and 1,500 different job roles.

Skills Minister Nick Boles added: “Apprenticeships make a huge contribution to the UK economy, boost business productivity and give people the chance to fulfil their potential. There have been more than 2 million apprenticeships since 2010 and more than 1,000 employers are now involved in designing new top quality apprenticeships. I would urge employers of all sizes to consider how they can make apprenticeships part of their growth strategy.”

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