We have been working with The Kingsway School, a comprehensive secondary school in Stockport, since 2015.
Why did you decide to recruit apprentices from Damar?
We recognised a skills gap within the school and decided to hire apprentices from Damar to provide excellent support to the team and to deal with our day-to-day administration.
What role do your apprentices play within the school?
Our apprentices are involved within reception and administration.
How have you benefitted from recruiting apprentices?
From our personal experience, we have found that apprentices are very well motivated and often go beyond the requirements of their role to gain additional experience and exposure. They offer excellent return on investment.
Do you have any advice for schools who are looking to recruit apprentices?
Find a good provider partner who has access to quality candidates and can minimise incremental work. Damar looked after the entire recruitment process, attracting candidates, screening them and offering marketing support. Their well-trained staff have excellent links with schools and colleges within the North West and are always willing to help.