Parkdean Holidays Looking For New Apprentices

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Published at 2:11pm 17th March 2015.

Parkdean Holidays are on a drive to recruit new apprentices, with 8 positions up for grabs in Dorset.

Parkdean Holidays are on a drive to recruit new apprentices, with 8 positions up for grabs in Dorset.

It's part of their nationwide initiative to enrol 100 young people across the UK this year, onto their Aspire Apprenticeship programme.

The holiday park operator will offer young recruits the chance to develop their skills in areas from customer service to grounds keeping.

Samantha Wall, head of recruitment at Parkdean, said: "Parkdean is looking for hardworking, motivated, responsible and positive team-players with an interest in hospitality or travel and a willingness to learn.

"Our apprenticeship programme offers young people the chance to learn from and work with a highly successful national business - I urge anyone who is interested to get in touch."

The holiday operator has now also partnered with learndirect, a company which specialises in the recruitment and training of apprentices, for the first time this year to assist them with rolling out the apprenticeship programme throughout the UK.

Steve Morris, Sales Director at learndirect, said: "We're really pleased to be working with Parkdean on their new Apprenticeship programme.  Over the coming months we'll be helping them to source new people onto Apprenticeships and training their staff so they are qualified and have the knowledge and skills needed so Parkdean can provide an excellent service to their customers.  

"At learndirect we're working with more and more businesses who are seeing the benefits of Apprenticeships: creating a talent pipeline for the future; bringing new people into the business and providing consistent and high quality training, to name three."

John Waterworth, Chief Executive at Parkdean Holidays, added: "Apprentices are the employees of the future, bringing fresh new talent and ideas into the business, along with a willingness to learn."

Parkdean's HR Director Maggie Pavlou added: "Finding employment can often be difficult for school leavers. Our apprenticeship programme gives young people the chance to identify and build on their strengths as well as learn how to use them in a working environment. They gain a recognised qualification whilst working and also get paid a weekly wage.

"We pride ourselves on offering high quality training to our apprentices, allowing them to develop and grow in confidence as they are given more responsibilities."