Charity calls for more young apprentices

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Training provider and registered charity NITAL are calling on Daventry’s young people to take part in their range of apprenticeships.

The group are currently offering a range of opportunities across a breadth of industries but say they are currently struggling to attract enough interest from potential candidates in the town.

The apprenticeships can last for up to two years with many requiring GCSE Grade C and above in English and Maths and there are range of local companies involved in the scheme, including Daventry Metal Products, which has taken on two apprentices Tom Bichener and Gary Birtles pictured above.

There are currently a number of roles available in Daventry including business support service, calibration technician and apprentice installation and commissioning .

Abby Smith, apprentice recruitment officer at NITAL, said: “Young people don’t have an awareness of the opportunities available to them.”

“But apprenticeships are valuable as it offers them the chance to get a qualification while having a full time job. We have a 100 per cent success rate in getting them full time employment afterwards. “

Ms Smith added that while the training company is based in Corby, they regularly visit young people across the county to provide information.

To find out more about the apprenticeships currently on offer, visit or call 01536 408188.