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Joint Learning & Plus Dane work together to recruit a number of Apprentices

10th August 2016 by Keeley Smith

A SPECIALIST training provider in the delivery of Apprenticeships, Joint Learning and Housing Association Plus Dane are pleased to announce their working relationship in delivering the Apprenticeship framework for 7 of their initial 15 new Apprentices to pledge its support for young people.

Plus Dane was inundated with more than 500 applications of such high quality that they created extra roles as a result with Plus Dane working in partnership with three learning organisations including Joint Learning to deliver their ambitious new training programme. The organisation has now vowed that all future entry level jobs will be Apprenticeships.

Elaine Baddeley, Employer Engagement Manager of Joint Learning said: “We are delighted to be working with Plus Dane in delivering the Apprenticeship Frameworks, which will offer their new Apprentices experience, qualifications and career progression, adding real benefit to both Plus Dane and their Apprentices.”

Barbara Spicer CBE, chief executive of Plus Dane added: “As somebody who left school after my O Levels and has had lots of opportunities to ‘learn on the job’ I have always been firmly committed to having trainees and Apprentices as part of the workforce.

“This new emphasis to really drive forward our commitment to apprentices is both good for the young people we are employing and good for the business.”

The new Apprentices will receive the national minimum wage which means they will be taking home an additional £5,500 per year.

Plus Dane owns and manages 18,000 homes across Halton, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Joint Learning’s mission is to ‘unlock the potential of the whole workforce’ this encompasses both those in work and those wanting to enter the world of work. We strive for excellence and innovation, underpinned by a smooth delivery of training with minimum disruption to both the Learner and employer productivity levels, while adding real benefit and value to both employers & Apprentices.

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