Thorne & Derrick International recognise importance of apprenticeships

Thorne & Derrick International, based on the Drum Industrial Estate recognises the importance of investing in the future workforce and the value that apprenticeships bring to the company and the individual.

By offering apprenticeship opportunities, the company can attract talented individuals who are eager to learn and develop skills.

Currently Thorne & Derrick employ six apprentices. Three study Business Admin (Level 3), two study Sales Executive (Level 4) and one who will start a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship in 2024.

Apprenticeships allow the company to tailor training and development to meet the specific needs of the organisation and allows the individuals to earn a wage, further their education and gain vital “on the job” experience.

It trains apprentices in the skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to industry and the business, ensuring they are equipped to contribute to its growth strategy.

In addition, by providing apprenticeships, Thorne & Derrick International also fulfils its responsibility to support the local community and economy.

By offering employment opportunities to young people in the North East of England, it helps address the issue of youth unemployment, contribute to local economic growth, and encourage the retention of skilled workers in the region.

Deborah Cooney Vocational Development Officer for Gateshead Council Learning and Skills is mentoring Chloe & Dylan as they embark on their Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship journey.

She said: “In my role as a Tutor for Gateshead Council Learning and Skills I work in partnership with many employers across different sectors delivering training to apprentices and staff who have sometimes worked within organisations for several years.

“It’s been great working with Thorne & Derrick and their Sales Executive Level 4 apprentices. Thorne & Derrick go beyond providing their employees with the tools to do their jobs. Development opportunities provided are exemplary, and they do this by focusing on areas that will benefit both the business and their apprentices.

“It’s evident that Thorne & Derrick’s commitment to professional development has created a highly talented workforce which will continue to attract more skilled individuals to the organisation.”

Stephanie Coleman, Director of Business Developments and Partnerships at Northern Skills Group is thrilled by the company’s commitment to apprenticeships.

She said: “Thorne & Derrick are a great example of how apprenticeships can really benefit businesses and help train the workforce of tomorrow, we’re passionate about aligning our offering to the skills needed out in industry and it’s great to see apprentices succeed and make a real difference.”

Thorne & Derrick International recognise importance of apprenticeships

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