The number of businesses holding the New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque has now reached 50. This is an important milestone for the development of skills within the New Anglia LEP area with businesses signing up weekly.
The Youth Pledge Marque is a way to reward businesses for pledging to develop the workforce of the future to be fully prepared for employment. It recognises a business’ support for young people by offering work experience placements, employing apprentices or working with schools or colleges through the Enterprise Adviser Network. The Enterprise Adviser Network connects senior, local business leaders with senior leaders in local schools and colleges, helping to motivate and inspire young people, to make a major impact on their work prospects.
The Youth Pledge Marque was introduced in 2016 by the New Anglia LEP in partnership with Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
One of the supporters of the Youth Pledge Marque is Richard Bridgman of Thetford-based Warren Services. He is also an Enterprise Adviser.
Richard says: “As someone with experience of both being an apprentice and hiring apprentices, I know the positive effect that training has on both the employer and the employee. This is why I support the New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque for giving businesses something to be proud of when they choose to hire apprentices, take on work experience placements or become part of the Enterprise Adviser Network. It’s good to see young people who have the willingness to learn practical skills in a company like Warren Services and potentially find some direction for their long-term career.”
Does your business qualify for the Marque? To learn more about the Youth Pledge Marque and how to apply, click here: https://newanglia.co.uk/new-anglia-youth-pledge-marque/