Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Ipswich: MP Ben Gummer praises Sanctuary Personnel’s apprenticeship programme

16:59 14 August 2014

Ben Gummer MP visiting Sanctuary Personnel, Ipswich, to learn more about the company

Ben Gummer MP visiting Sanctuary Personnel, Ipswich, to learn more about the company's successful apprenticeship academy. His is pictured with managing director James Rook and Harry Spalding

Ben Gummer, MP for Ipswich, has praised one of the town’s largest businesses for their commitment to apprenticeships after visiting them earlier this week at their Neptune Marina offices.

shares

During his visit to Sanctuary Personnel, based on the Ipswich Waterfront, Mr Gummer was introduced to many of the company’s talented apprentices, giving him the opportunity to learn more about how Sanctuary is enabling young people to combine practical work experience with theoretical learning. Sanctuary is one of the region’s largest employers of apprentices, and currently more than 40 young people are benefitting from one of their comprehensive apprenticeship opportunities.

Ben Gummer said: “Sanctuary is one of the most exciting businesses in the region and it is great to see what they are achieving. Like the very best businesses, they are working extremely hard to train their apprentices and are offering some fantastic career opportunities.

“I often visit schools in Ipswich and it is clear that apprenticeships are gaining more respect from parents and teachers, and here at Sanctuary you can see why. These are intensive training programmes which offer jobs at the end, giving a young person a head start in their future careers.”

James Rook, managing director of Sanctuary Personnel added: “I’m really proud to have been able to introduce so many talented apprentices to Ben and that they were able to explain to him exactly how the apprenticeship scheme has made a difference to them and their career.”

Sanctuary currently has apprenticeship positions available for young people looking for an alternative to traditional academic study.

Sanctuary employs more than 160 local people from its Ipswich offices.

Sanctuary’s Modern Apprenticeship Academy has been running for eight years and Sanctuary works closely with a variety of local training providers to support our modern apprentices through their work-based qualifications.

Sanctuary Personnel has grown to a £61 million annual turnover and has preferred supplier status in 180 public sector organisations.

It is the UK’s largest independent provider of qualified social workers.

Sanctuary Personnel won Recruitment Agency of the Year at the Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2014 on 7 May at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Sanctuary Personnel was named ‘Medium/Large Business of the Year’ at the 2014 Anglian Business Awards.

Sanctuary is also an ‘Investors in People’ organisation.

shares

1 comment

  • 40 Appentices in 160 Employees ?, sorry but I see this as a tory tactic to massage the unemployment figures !, not to mention 'cheap labour' !

    Report this comment

    freedomf

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Amanda Bond, Visit Suffolk brand manager, at Southwold.

The eastern region’s tourism industry outperformed the rest of England last year, with average spending by visitors growing by more than twice the national average.

Nicky Dulieu joins the board at Adnams

Family-owned garden centres group Notcutts has named its new chief executive, and announced the addition of a new non-executive director to its board.

The existing A14 in Cambridgeshire which is prone to congestion.

The first contracts have been awarded for the design and construction of the £1.5billion re-routing of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

The wind turbine at 
Ness Point, Lowestoft
.

Onshore wind power company Triodos Renewables has reported a 23% increase in annual revenue, underpinned by an 18.6% rise in electricity generation during 2014.

An 
Abellio Greater Anglia train.

Three train operators are in the running for the new East Anglia rail franchise.

The  Center Parcs business in the UK has been sold.

Britain’s five Center Parcs resorts, including Elveden Forest in Suffolk, have been sold to a Canadian investment firm in a deal thought to be worth more than £2.4billion.

Some of the facilities at David Lloyd Leisure in Ipswich.

Health and fitness centre operator David Lloyd Leisure is investing more than £1million in its club at The Havens on Ransomes Europark in Ipswich.

Neil Slaven, UK commercial manager at easyJet, centre, left, and Mark Suter, head of business development at Stansted Airport, centre, right, with easyJet crew before the airline's inaugural flight from Stansted to Monastir in Tunisia.
Photo: Tim Anderson

Budget airline easyJet has expanded its network of routes out of Stansted Airport to 25, with the launch of services to holiday destination Monastir in Tunisia.

The expanded Abberton reservoir in Essex.

The expansion of the Abberton reservoir in Essex has been described by European Investment Bank vice president Jonathan Taylor as an “essential” investment in climate change adaptation technology in the UK.

Neil Darwin, chief executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Neil Darwin as chief executive.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages