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Ladbrokes launch apprenticeship scheme

21 March 2013

LADBROKES have announced the launch of their first apprenticeship scheme following a successful pilot in two regions of the UK.

The scheme, featuring 50 apprentices in the south coast and Midlands regions, has worked so well that Ladbrokes will now extend it to South Yorkshire, Scotland and London with a target of 200 apprentices by the end of 2013.

Richard Glynn

Richard Glynn: delighted to be involved in scheme

Apprentices are given training as part of Ladbrokes' ‘Get Set!' training programme with successful trainees receiving accredited training in customer service, literacy and numeracy as well as a dedicated course developed by Ladbrokes on responsible gambling.

The bookmaker is working with training provider Lifetime Training who will assess and deliver individual coaching needs.

Commenting on the news, revealed during National Apprenticeship Week, Ladbrokes chief executive Richard Glynn said: "We are pleased to be extending our first ever apprenticeship scheme to 200 people, offering quality, accredited training to new employees. This is more important than ever given the current employment situation for young people."

The launch of the apprenticeship programme follows Ladbrokes' support for a new employment service in the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire, operated by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Ladbrokes have supplied funding for two full-time counsellors to extend support to local unemployed families under the Family Employment Initiative.

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