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Winchester Promote the Benefits of Apprenticeships and practical Training


Basepoint Winchester were delighted to host an event recently to promote the benefits of apprenticeships and practical training. MP for Winchester, Steve Brine, spoke at the breakfast event and said: "We believe that it is British manufacturing, and the skills which underpin it, that must lead us to renewed economic growth." Steve added that he was very pleased to return to the Centre and wasn’t surprised to see that Basepoint were involved in this type of project.

Rebecca Powell, Centre Manager at Basepoint Winchester, commented: "I am delighted that Basepoint were able to host this event to highlight the numerous benefits of apprenticeships - both to young people and businesses. I think that a skilled workforce is a crucial part of business development and am keen to promote the benefits of apprenticeship schemes in the Winchester area." More than 50 business people gathered to hear about Apprentices for Business, in which Sparsholt College is working with the London Apprenticeship Company to offer the service in a pilot project based in Winchester. Ben Holloway, Business Development Coordinator for Sparsholt College added: “The scheme aims to attract talented local individuals who are keen to develop a new / first career. To enable businesses to access this talent pool, Apprentices for Business provides a flexible employment service which takes away the complexity and risks of recruiting and employing young people. We are very happy to support this positive initiative in partnership with Basepoint Winchester.”