The Worcester News Mission to find 100 new apprenticeships in 100 days!


100 in 100 campaign smashes its target

Worcester News: The number of long-term unemployed remains stubbornly high

10:30am Monday 2nd July 2012

ONCE again the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign has gone above and beyond its target to provide youngsters with crucial work experience.

Oliver is well on his way to a career in the motor industry

Worcester News: TRAIN: Oliver Prior, centre, with Mark Taplin, right, and a BMW technician.

3:51pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

WELL on his way to a career on the technical side of the motor industry is apprentice Oliver Prior, who is currently working in the service department of Rybrook BMW in Worcester.

Apprentice Shannon, 17, is ‘sure to be big success’

Worcester News: SKILLS: Rhys Humm, director of Holywell Water, with new apprentice Shannon Brimmell.

1:56pm Tuesday 1st May 2012

A RAPIDLY growing Malvern business is the latest county firm to throw its weight behind the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprenticeship campaign.

Ex-apprentice Luke maintains tradition

Worcester News: opportunity: Cross Motor Engineering’s Luke Cross with apprentice Matthew Quinney.

12:00am Wednesday 25th April 2012

ENTHUSIASTIC apprentices have long been a part of the workforce at Cross Motor Engineering at Bidford, near Evesham, and since Luke Cross took over the family garage from his father Steve in 2004 he has continued the youth policy.

Growing your own future thanks to garden centre

Worcester News: FLOWER POWER: Customer service assistant Emma Gibson.

4:36pm Thursday 19th April 2012

JOINING the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices initiative, Blooms Worcester Garden Centre has launched an apprenticeship programme.

I couldn’t begin to list all the skills I have learned

Worcester News: EVERY DAY DIFFERENT: Helen Morrison is an apprentice with Evesham firm Buzz Electrical through the JTL national building trade training charity.

6:38pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

Training has been invaluable for one apprentice – and the firm she works for JTL, the national training charity...

Since becoming an apprentice I’ve been able to learn loads

Worcester News: Happy: Jade King

4:43pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

19-year-old says that she has built up some excellent business knowledge since August 2011...

It’s great for young people – and firms

Worcester News: READY FOR BREAKFAST: A conference outlining the benefits of apprenticeships will take place at Sixways on April 19.

4:17pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

AS the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign for 2012 gathers momentum, a breakfast conference for Worcestershire businesses to explain the business and financial benefits of employing an apprentice is to be held at Sixways Stadium, Worcester, on Thursday, April 19....

Apprentice scheme is a grand idea

5:05pm Friday 30th March 2012

A Worcester business has received a £1,000 grant after taking on two apprentices.

Our apprentice was so good we got another

Worcester News: HARD AT WORK: Apprenticeships allow youngsters to learn and get paid at the same time

9:38am Wednesday 28th March 2012

A Worcester-based company is a glowing example of the success of the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprenticeship system.

Avant Garde looking for person who is cut above

Worcester News: COME AND JOIN US: Staff at the Avant Garde salon in Warndon Villages, Worcester, could be joined by an apprentice as they have launched a competition to search for one. From left: Claire Carter, Aimee Boulton, Chelsie Wilson, Naomi Beswick, Natalie Allen.

10:00am Thursday 22nd March 2012

REALLY entering into the spirit of the Worcester News 100 in 100 initiative, one Worcester hair salon has launched its own “search for an apprentice” competition.

Another chance to find an apprenticeship

Worcester News: Learning a new trade could help to secure a bright future for youngsters.

11:40am Wednesday 7th March 2012

IT was so successful last year, we’re doing it again in 2012. When it was launched in May 2011, the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign had the ambitious target of signing up 100 local companies to take on a total of 100 apprentices in 100 days.

100 in 100 smashes its target!

Worcester News: SUCCESS: Jay Lawson-Pearce

9:57am Wednesday 14th September 2011

WE’RE there! The Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign, which aimed to tackle record youth unemployment levels, has hit its target – and then some.

I’ve been given a great opportunity

Worcester News: THUMBS UP: Apprentice Alex Williams with Guy Marson, director of Modus Creative in Foregate Street, Worcester.

2:49pm Thursday 8th September 2011

ONE Worcester youngster hoping to hear the words “You’re hired” is 18-year-old Alex Williams, who is an apprentice at city centre design and marketing company Modus Creative.

Many of our apprentices are now fully qualified

Worcester News: MILES OF SMILES:  Apprentices who have gone on to take up positions within Property Care Partnership. From left, Michael Whalley, Kris Kriesel, Craig Phillpots, Sam Benson, Tom Rose, Sean Dixon, Russell Cook, Richard Cooper, Simon Johnson and Tom Bates. I

10:50am Wednesday 31st August 2011

A HOUSING association in Worcestershire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign ever since it started.

Cayleigh, 18, is in win, win situation

Worcester News: WELL DONE: Eve Pollard presents Cayleigh Roddam with her award.

11:50am Wednesday 10th August 2011

THE youngest apprentice in her group came out tops at the annual awards of North East Worcestershire College – one of the partners in the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign.

MP adds weight to scheme to help the young find work

2:50pm Monday 8th August 2011

THE Worcester News 100 in 100 Apprentices campaign has secured a most influential backer.

Café serves up a great chance

Worcester News: Faye Hanks, co-owner of the Priory Café near Bromsgrove, is keen to give a head start to someone.

1:10pm Friday 5th August 2011

A WORCESTERSHIRE café is set to employ an apprentice for the first time as it takes part in the Worcester News-backed 100 in 100 apprentices scheme.

Scott is at the top of his trade

Worcester News: BIG HIT: Scott Alcock with Geoff Miller, chairman of England’s cricket selectors.

2:10pm Wednesday 3rd August 2011

A WORCESTERSHIRE apprentice has been named top of his trade after being honoured at the National Construction College East annual apprentice awards.

Business meeting told of the importance of apprentices

Worcester News: FULL ENGLISH: Karen Woodward, left, of the National Apprenticeship Service, with Kathryn Wagstaff, project manager of Finditinworcester at the apprentice-themed breakfast meeting.

1:04pm Thursday 28th July 2011

THE importance of apprentices to the success of Worcester businesses was stressed at the latest Finditinworcestershire breakfast meeting.

Our young people are a worthwhile investment

Worcester News: FULL OF PRAISE: John Wootton told the audience that ‘on the job’ experience is vital.

10:40am Wednesday 27th July 2011

TWENTY-THREE Worcestershire businesses came together to support the drive for more apprenticeships in the Wyre Forest district and give their support to the Worcester News 100 in 100 campaign, which aims to have 100 county companies take on apprentices in 100 days.

Training has helped to boost our hotel careers

Worcester News: ENROLLED: Hotel staff Natalie Bedford and Marion Kula.

5:42pm Thursday 14th July 2011

A hotel is the latest company to give its support to the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign.

Speaker Eve is 'an inspiration'

Worcester News: DESERVED: Eve Pollard gives Jasmine Smith her award.

2:40pm Tuesday 12th July 2011

APPRENTICES and students from North East Worcestershire College – one of the partners in the Worcester News-backed 100 in 100 apprentices campaign – and its training arm Unique Skills People gathered at Bromsgrove’s Holiday Inn for their annual awards ceremony.

Firm helps youngsters build a better future

Worcester News: campaign: Representatives of the National Apprenticeship Service, Speller Metcalfe, Worcester Technology College and the West Midlands Contractor Framework, with some of the apprentices.

3:21pm Thursday 7th July 2011

NATIONAL building contractor Speller Metcalfe has signed up for the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign and is offering places to talented students from Worcester Technology College.

We’re supporting youngsters as they develop their careers

Worcester News: APPRENTICESHIP JOY: Harry Dewson and Katie Evans.

10:10am Wednesday 6th July 2011

MALVERN Hills District Council has welcomed two new recruits to its ranks, as the Worcester News 100 in 100 apprenticeship initiative continues to gather pace.

Chamber of commerce backs 100 apprentice campaign

3:50pm Thursday 30th June 2011

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is supporting this newspaper’s ‘100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days’ campaign and is encouraging and supporting its members to get on board.

College forges new links with firms in county

Worcester News: Jamie Robinson, Natalie Smith, Ross Newey and Gill Hiatt have been taken on at Oakland International in Redditch.

12:00am Friday 24th June 2011

THE Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign is attracting businesses from across the county.

We have topped the 50 mark in apprenticeships campaign

Worcester News: OFFER: Ninety-five Creative has an opening for an apprentice.

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd June 2011

THE Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign has attracted another three companies.

School reaps benefits of apprentice scheme

Worcester News: SUPPORTIVE: Jess Fletcher.

5:22pm Thursday 16th June 2011

GIVING its full support to the 100 in 100 Worcester News apprentices campaign is Pershore High School, which has taken on one of its former pupils as a business apprentice.

Well done, Worcester News

Worcester News: DENIAL: Robin Walker

1:19pm Wednesday 15th June 2011

THE Worcester News 100 in 100 apprentices campaign has received official recognition in Parliament with Worcester’s MP Robin Walker offering to take on a trainee.

Apprentice Lucinda is flying high after winning top award

Worcester News: Lucinda Dancer, aged 20, who works for Airbus, has been named south west higher apprentice of the year.

4:45pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

A YOUNG Worcester woman is flying high after winning a major apprentices award.

Laura wins apprentice prize

Worcester News: PLEASED: Laura Dyke, right, received a highly commended prize in the Higher Apprentice of the Year category in the West Midlands regional section of the National Apprenticeship Awards.

5:03pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

SANCTUARY Group, one of the partners in the Worcester News-backed 100 in 100 apprentice campaign, is celebrating after one of its own young workers scooped a top accolade.

A perfect 10 – now for more

10:39am Wednesday 1st June 2011

OUR campaign to have 100 Worcestershire businesses take on apprentices in 100 days is picking up pace with 10 companies already on board.

Fantastic five sign up to 100 campaign and more will join

Worcester News: PLEASED: Sian Webley, pictured with paralympic swimmer Sascha Kindred, has found apprenticeships beneficial.

4:50pm Wednesday 25th May 2011

OUR campaign to have 100 Worcestershire businesses take on apprentices in 100 days has made an encouraging start.

Youngsters learn working on the job

Worcester News: GETTING A HEAD START: Mike Ashton and Alice Russell.

3:30pm Friday 20th May 2011

YOUNG people from across Worcestershire had a head start towards a successful future career at a special event for apprentices.

Young people are key to our future

Worcester News: HELPING SCHOOL LEAVERS: Supervisors Kevin Parkes, left, and Colin Allcut, right, help apprentice Ali Ewida to programme one of the latest machine tools at Yamazaki Mazak’s headquarters in Worcester

3:58pm Tuesday 17th May 2011

WORCESTER-based Yamazaki Mazak is offering work placements to students as it supports initiatives that promote engineering as a career.

Let's give our youngsters a chance

Worcester News: Let's give our youngsters a chance

5:31pm Tuesday 10th May 2011

HELP us find jobs for local youngsters facing record youth unemployment levels.



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