The Absolute Apprenticeships team (providing impartial IAG to support young people and businesses with apprenticeship support) is taking a leaf out of its own book by recruiting an apprentice to support them in engaging with small local businesses across the Leeds City Region.
Following on from college and working part time, Jo-Ann Fusco (Jo) joined the Absolute Apprenticeships team as a Trainee Apprenticeship Officer in May 2017. She had previously applied unsuccessfully for over 100 apprenticeships, turned down for being ‘too old’. Jo is now determined to put this experience to good use and help increase the number of adult apprentices in local businesses across the Leeds City Region.
“I had applied for lots of apprenticeships before and the only feedback I had was that I was too old to be an apprentice, which I knew wasn’t right. Apprenticeships are available for people of all ages. So when I was invited to an open day I jumped at the chance. And then when I found out I had an interview, I was really excited. I am now determined to help more people in the same situation as me to find their ideal apprenticeship.”
Jo’s Manager, Daniel Lancaster-Holmes added,
“I was blown away with how engaging Jo was in her interview. She adds an extra dynamic to our team and offers a first-hand perspective on how Absolute Apprenticeships can help more young people to get onto the career ladder.
I’m over the moon that Jo is now part of our team, she is a great role model for other young people that have had setbacks with getting an apprenticeship. Jo demonstrates that perseverance and remaining positive can get you a long way. I’m really looking forward to helping her develop into a full Account Manager role within the next 18 months.”
Absolute Apprenticeships helps young people to become apprenticeship ready by providing fully-funded and tailored training to suit each individual’s needs, and matching them up to employers that are looking for young people to join their business.
Looking for an apprenticeship or apprentice?
If you are looking for an apprenticeship or looking to recruit an apprentice, please e-mail Absolute.LCR@interserve.com or call 0333 444 3973