Training firm looking to boost apprentices

PRESTON-based Jigsaw Training has teamed up with Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK's largest food and support services firm, to support and develop 1500 apprentices being taken on by the company.

Friday, 15th July 2016, 8:10 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:31 pm
L-R Nicola Parkinson, development director at Jigsaw Training, Paul Carmichael, head of learning and development at Compass Group, Jo Bradford, national qualifications manager at Compass Group

Jigsaw Training will deliver training in areas including facilities management, security and hospitality.

The apprentices on the 16 different programmes available will work towards intermediate and advanced apprenticeship over a minimum 12-month period.

The partnership between the two organisations will involve a joint delivery model.

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Compass Group will use its specialist culinary and leadership and management qualifications training team to deliver the teaching and learning elements of the apprenticeship.

Jigsaw will guide the apprentice through their qualification, provide the assessment of knowledge and competence gained against the national occupational and awarding body standards.

Nicola Parkinson, development director of Jigsaw Training, said: “It is great to see the commitment Compass Group UK & Ireland has made to apprenticeships and the investment to developing their workforce.

“We will continue to support Compass Group to achieve their ambitious target, developing the pipeline of talent for the future.”

Compass Group UK & Ireland employs more than 60,000 people.