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Lorraine Nicholls – HR Operations Manager, Education Partnership Trust

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Lorraine Nicholls – HR Operations Manager- Education Partnership Trust

Education Partnership Trust – A Multi Academy Trust with mainstream, alternative provision and SEMH schools across Blackburn and Burnley.

Which type of Apprenticeships do you offer?
Teaching Assistants, Finance, HR, Business Admin – all levels

Why did you choose to hire an apprentice?
To support the local community for employability, to give the opportunity to train for a qualification and meet the needs of the organisation.

What benefits has your company seen from hiring apprentices?
A grown your own approach, supports the culture, vision and values for the organisation.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about becoming or hiring an apprentice?
An apprenticeship offers the opportunity to train whilst you work, gives you additional support on the job, time out for learning, and peer support through the college and across the Trust.

Please tell us a positive story regarding apprenticeships that you can share?
The Trust and its schools promote lifelong learning and have supported apprentices to gain teaching assistant qualifications and then onto Teacher training and applicants with transferable skills into a new career environment.

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