Cirencester College hits 101 apprentices

Cirencester College hits 101 apprentices

Cirencester College is celebrating the placement of their 100th and 101st apprentices.

Tuesday Townsend and Harlan Stallard have signed up to an apprenticeship programme, in partnership with Jesse’s Bistro.

Both Tuesday and Harlan are taking an intermediate apprenticeship in Hospitality, with Tuesday in Hospitality Services (Front of House) and Harlan in Food and Production, working four days a week at the Bistro and attending the college one day a week.

Head of commercial and business development Richard Ashwood said: “The last 12 months has seen a remarkable growth in apprenticeships.

“Employers across the district are now showing increasing interest.

“We have seen our apprenticeship numbers rise by over 112 per cent and have been delighted that numbers topped 100 in a year.”

Manager of Jesse’s Bisto Andrew Parffrey said: “It’s so important to be supporting young people to get a foot on the ladder, particularly in the current climate and we’re fortunate enough to be in a position to do so.”