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3 April, 2019 - 13:11 By Kate Sweeney

Greater Cambridge Partnership launches apprenticeship service

Anne Bailey

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has partnered with Form the Future CIC and Cambridge Regional College to launch a new service, which will link prospective apprentices and businesses to boost the number of apprenticeships across Greater Cambridge.

The GCP is committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships across Greater Cambridge by at least 400 and wants businesses to bring in more.

The new service will see Form the Future and Cambridge Regional College develop a hub service to both inform and support apprentices and help businesses identify how best to introduce  apprenticeships.

Aidan Van de Weyer, the lead member of GCP’s executive board for skills, said: “We have a clear vision that makes the most of this area’s incredible growth and job opportunities. Increasing the number of apprenticeships will help both those getting into work and businesses themselves and is absolutely a key part of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s vision.

Anne Bailey, co-founder and director at Form the Future, said: “Form the Future has worked closely with the GCP since we started to strengthen the careers education that local schools can provide.

“Apprenticeships have always been an important part of our work with students and this new contract gives us an excellent opportunity to build on the work we’ve started and see how many more young people we can help to choose an apprenticeship as their next step.”

Form the Future will shortly launch a web portal that will allow students to register their interest in receiving further information, taking part in workshops or attending careers advice sessions.

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