#NAW2018: Apprenticeships help businesses build workforce for the future

As part of the 11th anniversary celebrations of National Apprenticeship Week, we’re shining the spotlight on a successful apprentice each day this week, sharing how an apprenticeship works for them.

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Conor Silver, a business administration apprentice at LNH Transport in Warrington.

Apprenticeships create benefits for more than just the learner, with employers who hire apprentices also reaping the rewards.

Hiring an apprentice gives employers the chance to develop the skills of their business’ future talent and can boost productivity by on average £214 per week.

Warrington based LNH Transport Ltd is just one business who has benefitted from the apprenticeship scheme.

Whilst the company currently employs business administration Conor SIlver, its Transport Planner – Conner Muir – also started his career at LNH as an apprentice.

Company Director Lucy Hyde said: “We have had two apprentices from Warrington & Vale Royal College so far and it has been fantastic. The college and the apprenticeship
scheme has really helped us as a business.

“Conner has been with the company for three years now. When I first decided to employ apprentices, it was because of where the company was at that particular time, and I wanted to bring someone in and train them up as a transport planner. It’s because of how well things worked out with Conner that I went back to the college for a second apprentice and recruited Conor.”

Lucy added: “Going down the apprenticeship route has really worked for me and the company because I have employed people in the past who have come from a transport background and they are set in the ways of their previous employer. I want my staff to follow LNH Transport ways and training an apprentice allows me to do that.”

Conor said: “I want to be a transport planner and my apprenticeship with LNH is going to help me do that. It gives me the opportunity to learn the job on the job, whilst gaining paid at the same time.”

To find out how you can build your future workforce through an apprenticeship, call Warrington & Vale Royal College Apprenticeship Team today on 01925 494271 or email apprenticeships@wvr.ac.uk.