Following a successful first year for its national apprenticeship programme, 15 more apprentices are being recruited by leading shopping centre owner intu to begin new careers in the retail and hospitality sector.
The programme, which employs 20 apprentices across intu’s 14 branded shopping centres, was officially launched during National Apprenticeship Week 2016. Each apprentice is guaranteed a full time role at intu following the completion of their apprenticeship, which gives them the opportunity to gain experience within every area of the shopping centre business before they move on to a specialised field. Recruitment for the next phase of intu’s apprenticeship programme is due to begin during National Apprenticeship Week 2017.
Bernie Kingsley, HR director of intu, said: “Our focus is on using this scale and the breadth of roles within our organisation to attract important new talent to the retail industry and provide them with the tools they need to build their career. Apprenticeships are an important way for us to grow our skills base by introducing people to the retail industry for the first time and providing them with a ladder of opportunity to progress their careers.”