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February 10 2022
Following a rigorous application process, McGinley is delighted to announce we have been approved by the government to offer Flexi-Job Apprenticeships. We will recruit and employ apprentices and place them with host businesses to work on a range of exciting projects, so they gain the skills and experience in the construction, rail and engineering industry.
Dermot McGinley, CEO of McGinley Support Services said:
“The Flexi-job apprenticeship scheme will boost the workforce just when we need to create a legacy of future skills to deliver the UK’s National Infrastructure Strategy. McGinley is delighted to be asked to help deliver those apprentices and support their development”
New flexible apprenticeships will soon be available to create opportunities for more people to earn while they learn in industries that boost the economy.
Up to 1500 apprentices will be recruited on the government’s new flexi-job apprenticeship scheme, which will allow people to complete short placements across sectors such as construction and creative during their apprenticeship, opening up a new paid training route to a career in these industries.
Some sectors with flexible employment patterns and short-term roles have previously found it harder to take an apprentice on. Apprenticeships are at least 12 months long, and apprentices need guaranteed employment and pay for that whole period. The new scheme will put an end to this by using agencies that can act as employers and place apprentices on projects in different companies.
The flexible apprenticeship scheme is just one of several steps the Government has taken to support employers to offer more apprenticeship opportunities. These have included offering cash incentives for employers hiring new apprentices and making it easier than ever for large employers to transfer unused levy funds to smaller businesses – allowing more employers to benefit from the skills and productivity apprentices can bring to their business.
This week marks the 15th National Apprenticeship Week, a national celebration of apprenticeships and the impact they are having on individuals, businesses, and communities up and down the country.