Employers back jobs campaign

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Employers pledged to create dozens of new jobs in Cornwall at a packed business growth event last week which was vigorously supported by Falmouth and Truro MP Sarah Newton.

The Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency’s (CAA) seminar at Kingsley Village, Fraddon, highlighted a new service available to Cornish businesses that enables them to grow their workforce at a reduced risk and cost.

l-r: Nigel Buxton of Primary PC Solutions, MP Sarah Newton, apprentice Samson Clark and Mark Beckett of the Cornwall Apprneticeship Agency
l-r: Nigel Buxton of Primary PC Solutions, MP Sarah Newton, apprentice Samson Clark and Mark Beckett of the CAA

Attending businesses immediately took the chance to sign up for the popular scheme, which has created 150 apprenticeship placements within the past nine months.

Sarah Newton MP, a keen advocate of the CAA’s services, told the audience: “This agency really comes into its own when employers want to recruit someone but they are nervous about how and where to start. It is unique in that it provides a one-stop-shop and is able to employ the person on your behalf.”

Employer Nigel Buxton, of Primary PC Solutions, recruited apprentice Samson Clark through the CAA’s services and said: “We have gained a good apprentice who has been matched to our exact needs. Engaging the services of the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency has allowed us to continue our business activities without being bogged down by the whole recruitment process.”