FirstGroup tells us about their 50in5 apprenticeship!

Tell us a little bit more about your organisation

FirstGroup plc is a leading provider of transport services in the UK and North America. We provide easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities.

Whether for business, education, health, social or recreation – we get our customers where they want to be, when they want to be there. We create solutions that reduce complexity, making travel smoother and life easier.

Tell us more about your 50in5 apprenticeship

Engineering apprenticeships are offered in two intakes a year. Leading to a level 3 standard as a fully qualified Engineering technician at the end of three years.

What made you want to recruit an apprentice/retrain existing colleagues?

Apprenticeships give young people a fantastic experience in the working world and bring new ideas in to show us employers that they can ‘hit the ground running’. Hands-on training gives them a real chance to put their skills into practice and helps them to gain more confidence in a working environment. In return they are our future workforce.

Talk us through the process – how easy was it to recruit your new apprentice through Total People?

Total People support us through the assessment process of selecting the right individuals

Why did you choose Total People?

We wanted a provider that could cover across England and Wales so we would have a consistent delivery model across our engineering apprenticeship programme.

What do you expect to be the benefits of recruiting or retraining through an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are key to the success of our business and our future workforce.

Would you recommend Total People to other employers? If so, why?

Good account management and they understand our business

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