Latest News | 2 March 2023

Academy to open its doors for careers week

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Blue Lion Training Academy will be marking National Careers Week by urging businesses to upskill their employees and sign them up to apprenticeships.

The apprenticeships provider will be welcoming employers to its Pride Park office for a no appointment open week from Monday 6 March to Saturday 11 March.

Companies will be able to find out how apprenticeships can be a highly cost-effective way of helping people with their career journey – and how they hugely benefit the business too.

Blue Lion has trained many apprentices ranging in age from 19 to 60 years old on behalf of many companies.

It offers a range of courses, including project management, digital marketing, PR and communications.

Harj Dhanjal, founder of Blue Lion, said: “We’re opening up our offices during National Careers Week and inviting employers and employees to come along and chat to us about how apprenticeships can help them.

“We really need to get away from the traditional idea of an apprentice as a young school-leaver because the truth is that anyone at any age can benefit. Our oldest apprentice at Blue Lion is 60 years old!

“We’re seeing a big HR retention issue at the moment with many organisations experiencing a high turnover of staff.

“Investing in employees by inviting them to take part in apprenticeships is a great way of showing them they are valued, and it will significantly improve your business too, in areas of management, marketing and/or media.

“Apprenticeships are actually very cost-effective. Small businesses, for example, will only pay for five per cent of employees’ training and the Government foots the bill for the rest. It really is a great solution.”

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about how apprenticeships can benefit businesses is invited to come along to chat to the Blue Lion team at its offices on Pride Park, at 13 Mallard Way, DE24 8GX, between 9am to 5pm each day.

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