Our apprenticeship scheme celebrates 92% success rate

Our apprenticeship scheme celebrates 92% success rate Image

We are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with a 92% success rate of future employment and an ongoing commitment to deliver more opportunities in 2022.

The campaign is organised by the National Careers Service each year and aims to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on businesses. This year it takes place between 7-13 February.

Since 2019 we have supported over 70 people into apprenticeships within our organisation or other businesses in the region. Of those who completed their qualification, 92% have gained full time employment.

There are currently 23 apprentices with us, with roles ranging from business admin to roofing. We also have plans to introduce four more in the coming months with plumbing, plastering and works planning apprenticeships available.

Lucy Boswell, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Ongo said: “Becoming an apprentice was one of the best decisions I ever made.

“I actually used to be in a higher paid role before coming to Ongo, but I decided I wanted to gain more qualifications. Rather than doing that full time, an apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to earn money at the same time.

“I love my job and would encourage anyone considering an apprenticeship to go for it, I can’t recommend it enough.”

We also work with local businesses to advertise and fill vacancies, carry out all payroll and HR duties, organise training and offer support on grant funding businesses may be eligible for.

Dan Vockins, Apprenticeship Support Coach at Ongo commented: “Since I took on this role in 2019 I’ve been overwhelmed with how successful the scheme has been, and the impact it’s made not just on the person, but the business they’re in too.

“More than 90% of people have been taken on, which is just brilliant. But even on the rare occasion they don’t, they have new skills to take forward and we’re here to support them with their next steps.

“If your business could benefit from an apprentice, please get in touch and I can take you through the process.”

One business who have benefitted from our apprenticeship scheme is Winterton Dental Practice. The Practice Manager, Gail Holland, said: “We value and appreciate the support that Ongo offer with our apprenticeship recruitment, they make the process so easy for us.

“From organising the recruitment advertisement, screening applications, processing recruitment checks and being there for continual support to help with any HR queries/issues.

“With the busy environment we work in this is a valuable resource and we thank you for all the support received.”

To find out more about how an apprentice could benefit your business, or for information on how the process works, call the team on 01724 844848 or email recruitment@ongo.co.uk.