Half way to 100 in 100 target

Half way the recruiting 100 apprentices in 100 days. Pictured from left are: Richard Nutbrown and Mike Denby  from The Source,  Mike Long from the National Apprenticeship Service and Stephen Casey from Rotherham College.
Half way the recruiting 100 apprentices in 100 days. Pictured from left are: Richard Nutbrown and Mike Denby from The Source, Mike Long from the National Apprenticeship Service and Stephen Casey from Rotherham College.

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology and the Source have recruited 54 apprentices at the half way mark in the 100 in 100 Challenge.

After 50 days both have recruited 27 each, getting local young people into apprenticeships in everything from engineering to retail.

The 100 in 100 Challenge began in February with the goal of recruiting 100 apprentices into apprenticeships in 100 days.

The campaign hopes to boost the presence and profile of apprenticeships and support the local economy at the same time.

Stephen Casey, head of business improvement at Rotherham College, said: “The 100 in 100 campaign is really hitting home and raising awareness of apprenticeships and the benefits they have to the local business community in particular with small and medium enterprises.”

“Our partnership with the Source is going from strength to strength and together we are well set to over achieve our target of 100 new apprentices.”

Richard Nutbrown, sales team leader for the Source, said they were ‘delighted’ at the success of our partnership with Rotherham College in ‘raising awareness of the benefits of recruiting apprentices and helping local businesses grow’.

“Our aim is to exceed the target of recruiting and training 100 apprentices in 100 days,” he added.

For further information on courses available at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology contact Student Services by calling 08080 722777, email info@rotherham.ac.uk or visit www.rotherham.ac.uk