Last year, we ran a competition asking small business owners to pitch us with ideas on how they would be able to expand their business if they took on an apprentice.
We truly believe in the useful functionality of an apprenticeship and we also remembered back to our early days and how helpful it would’ve been for a bigger company to provide funding and help us with expanding.
Our competition prize was to provide the winner with £3000 to help finance the cost of taking on an apprentice. After an impressive and impassioned pitch, we decided the lucky recipient would be Sam Smith, who runs his own plumbing and heating company in Derby.
With the money, Sam was able to take on 17 year old Jacob Ball as his apprentice. This story has gained quite a bit of online media coverage and Sam was recently interviewed by Dawn Murden of Talk Business Magazine.
You can read the full interview here: Why Are Apprenticeships Important?