Creative Skillset celebrates a wave of employers signing up for the new Higher Level Apprenticeship in Fashion & Textiles as New Look, Jonathan Saunders and John Cotton Home Textiles, all appoint new apprentices.
The level 4 apprenticeship, launched earlier this month and equivalent to the first year of university, is for young people with GCSEs and A levels who have decided they want to learn and earn at the same time.
Creative Skillset Deputy Chief Executive, Kate O’Connor said: “Apprenticeships provide businesses with savvy, work-ready, highly motivated individuals who will help grow the business. New Look, Jonathan Saunders and John Cotton Home Textiles recognise the significant advantages of hiring an apprentice and we hope many more employers will follow their lead and start reaping the benefits.”
Creative Skillset has developed a guide for employers interested in hiring an apprentice. This covers everything from matching a job with an apprenticeship, benefits, training, costs, legal rights and responsibilities through to how to hire an apprentice.
Creative Skillset is the licensed Sector Skills Council for Entertainment Media, Fashion and Textiles, Publishing and Advertising, Marketing and Communications. It is owned and invested in by employers working in social partnership with unions and aspires to have the best skills and talent in the world to drive growth of the industries and the UK economy.