Following a partnership signed in December 2015 with one of Britain’s leading retail chains, The Range has invited Free2Learn at Work to help deliver apprenticeships programs to more than 200 new learners and upskill over 2000 employees all over the UK. Great news to follow up the National Apprenticeships Week. #NAW2016
The widely known home, garden and leisure retail chain The Range has partnered with Free2Learn at Work and F2L’s recruiting associates Vision Apprentices to upskill their current workforce, and offer career opportunities to hundreds of young unemployed. A perfect way to follow up the National Apprenticeships Week for Free 2 Learn at Work.
The Range, listed as one of Britain’s leading mid-market private firms, aims to provide 20 apprenticeships for existing staff and recruit two new young apprentices for every store – in over 100 stores.
As one of the UK’s top entrepreneurs, the founder Chris Dawson knows how important it is to invest in people’s potential and give them opportunities to progress. As such, it is equally important to trust the right partners to ensure that the teams are well taken care of, that new recruits are well selected, properly trained and integrated into the company’s culture.
The partnership between Free2Learn at Work at Vision Apprentices is a clever move to provide a one-stop shop to The Range and meet their high standards at a national level. While Vision Apprentices will be screening and recruiting candidates, Free2Learn at Work will be delivering five programs to new and existing employees:
– Business Administration
– Team Leading
– Customer Service
There is a wave of enthusiasm at Free2Learn that comes along with pursuing its passion for improving lives through learning while contributing to a productivity enhancement in businesses and organisations. Andrew Hibbitt, Customer Service & Sales Director at Free2Learn at Work says: “It is a real pleasure to be part of this project. Not only because we’re working with another great client but also because, yet again, we can impact people’s lives by preparing them to start a career or progress in their existing one.”
On the other hand, Stevie Wray-Marriott, Manager at Vision Apprentices, shares Free 2 Learn at Work’s excitement stating that this partnership enables both companies “to support young people to kick-start their career by gaining key skills and qualifications whilst working with one of Britain’s largest employers.”
To learn more about our apprenticeship programmes, call us on 03333 110 157 or email apprenticeships@F2Latwork.org.uk