Partners' meeting in Larissa

Partners meet in Greece to discuss progress with Apprenticeship recruitment

Earlier last month, the eight SERFA partners met in Larissa, Greece, in the premises of the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development to review progress of activities implemented locally to get more apprentices into small and micro businesses.

To date, 63 enterprises from all sectors and across seven European countries have benefitted from the pilot of a new support service aimed to help them understand their skills needs through 1 to 1 business consultation. Companies who signed up for this service benefitted from an individual in-company training plan and bespoke support to move onto the next step of recruiting an apprentice.

Feedback has been extremely positive to date with all businesses surveyed reporting the support allowed for undertaking incremental improvements to the business that would not otherwise have been undertaken at this time and that they now found it easier to access skills and training solutions. About one third of the businesses have also already advertised or will advertise Apprenticeship vacancies.

A new online step-by-step guide with resources accessible for ongoing support throughout the delivery of the Apprenticeship will also become live later this month. Watch this space and get in touch with us for a free business consultation!




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