Boss visits students on apprentice placements

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Myerscough College is one of the largest providers of specialist land based apprenticeships in the country.

The institution and supports arounc 1,500 students across more than 1,000 different workplaces in a wide variety of sectors.

These range from small businesses through to global brands- especially within the sportsturf and amenity horticulture sectors where Myerscough has a world-wide reputation for the quality of its provision.

Many former apprentices and other Myerscough learners have gone on to land top jobs within industry, which is seem as a testament to the quality of training the Bilsborrow college provides.

Employer services manager Lee Price said: “ We support so many employers with their apprenticeship recruitment and training needs.

It is fantastic to be able to take time to go into a local workplace, meet learners and employers and have a go at some new skills in the process.”

He added: “It’s always a great feeling to see the fruits of our labour and to see how Apprentices are developing in their roles.

“National Apprenticeship Week is a great time to highlight the great work of apprentices and also the significant benefits they provide to employers.”

As part of the special week he visited Honeywells Farm Shop in nearby Woodplumpton to catch up with apprentices new and old who have completed apprenticeships in Food Industry Skills with Myerscough College and was impressed with the continuing high standards provided by employrs working with the college staff.

Lee said: “It was fantastic to meet the team at Honeywells and to see first hand the benefits that apprenticeships can provide.

“They are a great example to other employers of the benefits to embedding apprenticeships into the business training and development plans.”

He added: “It’s always a great feeling to see the fruits of our labour and to see how apprentices are developing in their roles. National apprenticeship week is a great time to highlight the great work of apprentice and also the significant benefits they provide to employers.