Prudential recruits 21 apprentices in Scotland
15 May 2015
- £4.1 million investment in high quality, work-based training programme for young people
- Up to 40 new opportunities this year across three UK locations
- Half of all Prudential’s apprentice positions based in Scotland – 21 roles based at the insurer’s Stirling site
- 16 month ‘living wage’ training programme with recognised vocational qualification
Leading insurer Prudential is set to welcome 21 new apprentices onto its apprenticeship programme in Scotland in 2015.
The programme will create opportunities for up to 40 young people this year across three UK locations, with over half of the roles being filled in Scotland at the company’s site in Stirling.
The FTSE 100 company has committed to investing £4.1 million in its apprenticeship programme over a four year period to help young people get their foot on the career ladder.
Candidates who are going through the final stages of the assessment process will join the business in August.
The programme offers placements in a wide range of roles across the company, including human resources, customer services, risk, operations, sales support, distribution, financial planning and marketing.
Over the last two years Prudential has recruited 90 young people, over 50 in Stirling, to its high quality, work- based training programme. which gives all apprentices the opportunity to gain important work-based skills and achieve a recognised vocational and professional qualification. This year, the programme is based on a 16 month training contract, with all apprentices earning the national living wage as a minimum.
All apprentices who completed the programme in 2014 in Stirling moved into a ‘positive destination’. 61 per cent of apprentices were offered an ongoing position with the company, 30 per cent chose to continue their career elsewhere and nine per cent went onto higher education.
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