13-12-2011

Speedy are among the first companies in the North West to take on marketing apprentices under an innovative new scheme.

While the equipment hire and support services company has always taken on apprentices across its network of 325 depots for technically based roles, this is the first time they have taken on apprentices in the marketing department.

The apprentices are Luke Hunter and Chris Rand 18, both former students at Runshaw College in Leyland and Simon Fillingham, 18, a former Deyes High School pupil from Maghull.

Speedy found the apprentices through Manchester-based Skills Solutions, who currently have 200 vacancies with employers for young people in the North West.

Steve McIntyre, head of group marketing at Speedy said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to grow your own talent and we’ve been recruiting apprentices across the business for years.

“Up until now most apprenticeships have been in more traditional technically-related occupations, but this is the first time that we have taken on apprentices in a discipline like marketing.

“Luke, Chris and Simon are already making an enormous contribution to our team, and I urge more businesses in the North West to consider taking on an apprentice.”

Chris Rand, apprentice said: “Being an apprentice at Speedy has been a great opportunity. I’ve learnt so much about the business already and I’m looking forward to learning more and continuing to progress. I’d urge other young people in the North West to explore what an apprenticeship could do for them.”

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