Benefits of a school leaver programme

Kirk Newsholme has been running a school leaver programme for many years and understands the mutual benefits such a scheme can offer businesses and apprentices. We asked them to share with us some of the key advantages.

Benefits of a school leaver programme

Kirk Newsholme has been running a school leaver programme for many years and understands the mutual benefits such a scheme can offer businesses and apprentices. We asked them to share with us some of the key advantages.

AMY CARTER, KIRK NEWSHOLME


What benefits do you see with this group of talent?
We have been running a school leaver programme now for many years. Taking on Apprentices at this level offers a multitude of benefits to both the individual and to us as a firm. Joining a firm of our size as a school leaver has huge advantages in terms of entering the profession with a blank canvas, enabling the individual to learn the ropes from an early age and to digest the firm’s culture wholeheartedly. Trainees gain the best possible knowledge of our clients and systems right from the start which can put them in a powerful position within the firm as they progress through their career with us. As a firm, we get the benefit of somebody who is constantly hungry to learn new and relevant content and can start to put this into practice with a fresh approach as they begin to integrate with our systems and clients.

What are the benefits of your recruitment process?
Our recruitment process for school leavers means we engage with this age group on a regular basis and have relationships with many high schools within the region where we regularly attend careers events. This gives us the advantage of seeking out those individuals who really have a passion to work in this sector. We’re able to offer work experience initially which could lead on to an opportunity at the time of them leaving school. As opportunities for Apprenticeships have grown across the Professional Services industry there is now an abundance of careers events opening up opportunities for potential candidates to get in front of firms like ours to secure themselves a position when vacancies arise.

What are the benefits of your firm to school leavers?
At Kirk Newsholme we really believe our firm to be of the best size and position to be able to offer school leavers an enjoyable and challenging environment, whilst being fully supported in a nurturing environment. Our trainees experience day to day involvement with team members at all levels and are actively encouraged to get involved with the team culture here where company values are recognised and celebrated. First Intuition have proven themselves to be the perfect fit for us to partner with to offer our trainees the highest quality support and training. The administration team and teaching team all go the extra mile to ensure our Apprenticeships are rolled out in the most effective way. They offer and deliver a wide range of courses which can be tailored to suit each individual. We very much enjoy and value our working relationship with the team at FI.

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