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MP praises Halfords’ apprentice scheme

Posted on Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 11:27 am by SH (Editor)

Local MP Jack Lopresti visited Halfords Autocentre in Filton last Friday (17th February) to meet one of their apprentices, Ben Fisher, and learn more about how the company is starting careers for local young people. Ben is undertaking an apprenticeship with the company and Jack discussed the skills that he is learning and the support he is receiving from the company.

Halfords currently employ 180 apprentices across the company, which represents around 10% of its technician workforce, and has taken on another 60 promising youngsters each year to replace those graduating. In the last two years they have increased the number of apprentices by 60%, and expect to take on 25% more this year.

Mr Lopresti said:

“I am delighted with the work that Halfords are doing with Ben. He is thoroughly enjoying working for Halfords, and I know the skills that he is learning will stand him in good stead for the rest of his working life. Halfords are very pleased with the progress he is making, and I am sure their apprenticeship scheme will give him and all others who are on it a career path within the company and beyond.”

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