Key Dorset Apprenticeship provider Kingston Maurward College and employment experts Smart Recruitment have embarked on a brand new partnership to expand their Apprentice provision together.
The launch sees Smart Recruitment supporting local employers by providing them with payroll and recruitment assistance.
Kingston Maurward College offers apprenticeships in a broad range of subject areas including Administration, Animal Care, Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, Equine, Horticulture, IT, Retail and Arboriculture.
Assistant Principal Employer Engagement, Andy Daw said: “The partnership is based on a response to youth unemployment, and research that shows local businesses could benefit from some assistance with payroll and recruitment paperwork.
“By working with Smart Recruitment we will make becoming an apprentice easier for both the business and the young person looking for work.”
Smart Recruitment is an established and well known brand in the recruitment world in Dorset and Somerset with three local branches in Dorchester, Yeovil and Poole.
Rachel Blight, Area Manager for Smart Recruitment says: “We have been working with Kingston Maurward for some time now to perfect the service that we can offer to both Apprentices and Employers alike.
“We believe we have a unique formula together to add real value and support during these tough economic times to really boost business in Dorset and Somerset and of course create more opportunities for Apprentices. We are delighted to be involved and very excited about the future prospects in partnership with Kingston Maurward.”