Five more apprentices as BF Adventure develops its workforce
Truro and Penwith College Business’ successful partnership with outdoor activity charity BF Adventure proves that apprenticeship programmes not only provide fantastic opportunities for young people to kick start their careers, but that they also allow employers to grow their own talented and dedicated workforce within their own business.
Former BF Adventure apprentice Sam Edwards described how the practical style was a much more stimulating method of learning which encouraged him to pursue new challenges following the apprenticeship: “I’m applying for a job in America now at USA summer camp. I had a Skype interview yesterday which was a new experience. I’d have never even thought about applying before I did my apprenticeship, I was quiet, shy and didn’t really interact much, now that’s all changed!”
Tamsyn Harris, Head of Business at Truro and Penwith College, explained: “This partnership with BF Adventure provides fantastic opportunities for young people to pursue a rewarding career with a well-established organisation within Cornwall which offers outstanding activities. BF Adventure’s investment in local young talent and the apprenticeship programme means new skills and energy coming into this dynamic business.”
Tony Baker, BF Adventure Centre Manager, summarises the benefits of the partnership: “Having new, young blood has really energised the team. The group is now more dynamic and it allows us to be more flexible with our staffing requirements. The other staff have had to up their game because the Apprentices are learning things so quickly, it’s had a really positive ripple throughout the whole charity.”
BF Adventure is looking for staff to join the team in February and anyone interested or wanting more information can contact the Truro and Penwith College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01872 267531.
Come along to this years Cornwall Business Show and find out more about the apprenticeships with Truro and Penwith College.