Below are some quotes from the employers and stakeholders we work with:

 “In times of uncertainty such as this, a scheme that helps businesses employ staff whilst reducing the financial risk is an ideal way to support business growth. This is a unique scheme and well worth investigating further.”   Rachel Cheetham, Programmes Director at WSX Enterprise Ltd

Offering Apprenticeships is a great way of growing talent for the future as well as helping young people start their careers – and Apprentices for Business gives a low risk ,very good way of doing this. Especially helpful for smaller organisations who haven’t had apprentices before.”   Susan Baker, Deputy Head of Strategic Workforce Development at Hampshire County Council

“A very interesting, cost effective, low risk way to bring new resource and skills into your business. The guys at A4B are great to work with and really took time to understand my business; the requirements and our culture.”   Jason Colombo, CEO at Affini

“If you are seeking to employ someone for a junior position that you hope will grow into something substantial then taking on an apprentice is a really good way to achieve this. We have employed young people of similar status in the past and it has been very successful. There is little risk involved as they are not directly employed by you and if it does not work out their employment can be terminated with little difficulty.”   Mike Coulthard, MD at PacSol

“Having recently employed an apprentice via A4B I can only recommend other like minded to do the same and give young people an opprtunity at employment in these very difficult times. Employing via A4B is easy and relatively risk free. If things do not work out for either party, termination of their contract is relatively easy. We hope however to employ more via this scheme in the future.”   Mike Burns, Managing Director Atlas Helicopters Ltd

“If you’re looking for a new way to find good junior staff that you can bring on, then A4B offers a very simple and effective way to set up an apprentice scheme. They cover all the bases, including the sourcing of both candidates and training providers.”   Brian Luff, Chairman at Critical Software Technologies Ltd

“A4B is a great way to tap into the talents of our local population in the Solent area, so if your looking for a way to find an apprentice for the first time, or to expand your workforce talk to A4B. Their work has the full support of the Employment and Skills Board of the Solent LEP”   Debra Humphris, Pro Vice Chancellor at University of Southampton

“It is great to find a partner who can not only help us to find the right candidates for our apprenticeships but also understands the challenges of the horticultural industry. Professional, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Great to do business with!”    Norman Hambrook, MD at Hambrooks Holdings Ltd