Grass Roots apprentice programme grows with second year intake
Business services company Grass Roots has announced that it has taken on five new apprentices from local schools.
Now in its second year, the Grass Roots apprentice programme was first introduced in 2011 when four local apprentices joined the company.
The programme is aimed at growing local talent and providing an attractive alternative to university. Successful applicants are able to learn while being part of award-winning teams, and can study part-time towards a higher education qualification. Instead of it costing them money, they earn a salary and receive a generous benefits package; and most importantly, they can look forward to a continued role with the company at the end of their apprenticeship.
The sixth form leaves will all start work in their chosen disciplines this month. These include digital marketing and loyalty, design, finance, mystery shopping and CSI and operations.
Trisha Breen, HR manager at Grass Roots, said: "We recognise how tough it is for pupils coming out of school to get on the job ladder and we are keen to develop the talent in our local community.
"It's not just a benevolent gesture. The apprentices who joined us in 2011 are making a real contribution to our business and we have no doubt our latest intake will do similar."