Grimsby Institute holds Apprenticeships dinner for employers

The Grimsby Institute recently held a celebratory Apprenticeships dinner that saw leading industry figures talking about important developments in our region. Sponsored by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.

The event was attended by many employers from the region and saw an update on the World Seafood Congress, which is taking place in Grimsby in September, from delegates at Seafish and North East Lincolnshire Council, an update on Grimsby Institute’s new Logistics Hub from the Vice Principal Strategic Projects, Sam Whitaker, and a talk about Apprenticeships from Lucy Ottewell, Executive Director of Workforce Development and Partnerships.

Lucy said: “This has been a fantastic evening. The whole point of Apprenticeships is to grow the talent within an organisation and that is exactly what this event had been about. Everyone wonders why they should take on an Apprentice. Training an Apprentice in the workplace allows you to shape your workforce and make sure you have the right people doing the right jobs and fill skills gaps within your business.”

If you are interested in Apprenticeships, either as an Employer or becoming an Apprentice yourself, simply visit www.grimsby.ac.uk/training, email workbased@grimsby.ac.uk or call 0800 312 6656.