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Clarkson Evans chosen to host the national apprentice “Pass the Torch” event

March 18, 2016

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Chairman Steve Evans with apprentices and apprenticeship torch in Trowbridge

Top 100 Apprentice Employer Clarkson Evans is set to host an event designed to inspire more Gloucestershire firms to consider taking on apprentices.

As a Top 100 Apprentice Employer, the company is to host a specially designed apprenticeship torch which is travelling across southern England to raise the profile of apprenticeships and encourage pledges from other employers to recruit apprentices.

Passing the torch is to showcase the talent of apprentices by the passing of knowledge from one generation of apprentices to another. It also provides the opportunity for businesses to find out about the benefits of employing apprentices and to inspire the next generation of businesses to get involved.

Clarkson Evans is a committed sponsor of the Gloucestershire Apprentice 1000 campaign launched earlier this year to boost the number of apprentices employed in the county.

At the Pass the Torch event, being held at Clarkson Evans’ Staverton HQ on Thursday April 14 from 11am – 1pm, Lindsey Young, the company’s HR and Training Director, will share details of Clarkson Evans’ award-winning apprenticeship scheme.

She will also pass on tips about how to employ apprentices for the first time in a bid to encourage those attending to back the Pass the Torch initiative.

“As sponsors of the Gloucestershire Apprentice 1000 campaign, we have already pledged to recruit an additional 50 apprentices into our business this year. If other businesses get on board with the Pass the Torch initiative and pledge to recruit apprentices there will be more on-the-job apprenticeship opportunities for young people to consider,” said Lindsey Young.

Clarkson Evans is particularly keen to encourage businesses in the housebuilding and construction industry to attend the Pass the Torch event in a bid to tackle the national skills shortage in the sector.

The Pass the Torch event is free to attend but spaces are limited. Employers must register their interest in attending by emailing events@clarksonevans.co.uk.

To keep up-to-date with news from Clarkson Evans visit www.clarksonevans.co.uk or follow the company on twitter @clarksonevans

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