Investing in Dorset

Today businesses across Dorset joined together at Kingston Maurwood College, the aim, to work together for the mutual benefit of employers, the next generation of Dorset workers and the regional economy as a whole.

Ben Clarke who heads up the “Apprentices Mean Business” network took us back to the start of his apprenticeship and presented his career progression as a young man and demonstrated what young people can go on to achieve in a very short space of time; “these days young people are enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious; we as employers need to give them the opportunities and they will grab them!”. Charlotte Coleman who recently completed her apprenticeship at Bournemouth and Poole College also joined to take questions from the audience; her confidence and passion took everyone by surprise. Other speakers included, Robin Walker, Key Account Manager at Jewson, discussing employer engagement within the skills agenda and former government Minister Jonathan Shaw.

With over one hundred in attendance it was a great opportunity to showcase how apprenticeships can positively impact employers and the need to train the next generation.

Ben Clarke Presenting

Ben Presenting

 

 

 

 

Answering Questions

Charlotte Answering Questions