Apprenticeship Central launches to tackle skills shortage

A new solution for employers looking to take on apprentices has been launched today (1 March).

Apprenticeship Central is a full-service provider of apprenticeship services for employers who need an outsourced solution to fulfil their recruitment and retention needs.

It launches with three main services, Recruit; Nurture; and Ensure.

Recruit is a unique service that finds and processes apprentice vacancy applicants through the Pre-Employment Programme (PEP), Nurture provides a full learning journey management service that helps employers ensure their apprentices stay engaged and motivated throughout their apprenticeship, while Nurture delivers individual support to help apprentices with any personal or professional challenges.

Apprenticeship Central is being launched by Bob Linwood, who also founded ABLE TO.

He said: “ABLE TO was created with a two-pronged service offer: to help businesses with their marketing activities and separately, to help employers develop their apprenticeship strategy by providing operational support and taking responsibility for running their in-house apprenticeship programme. We will celebrate our second anniversary soon, and with an ever increasing demand for our clearly defined individual apprenticeship services, now is the right time to evolve and give our unique apprentice proposition its own brand to power forward with.”