New direction for Elmfield as R2j launches in major cities
14 March 2013
LifeSkills Bridges into Work created with Barclays was launched at major events in Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London on 11 March as the opening event of National Apprenticeships Week and is now available for businesses large and small to access support across the country. The programme will be delivered in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service, charity partners such as Tomorrow's People and Barclays own Apprenticeship provider Elmfield Training.
Elmfield Training was selected as Barclays Apprenticeship provider through a rigorous competitive tender process. A new division of Elmfield Training, R2j has been created to provide dedicated support to Barclays and the LifeSkills Bridges into Work programme. This new division, led my Mandi O’Shea will focus on forming close relationships with businesses, employment organisations, training providers and other stakeholders, bringing thousands more opportunities for jobs and training to people – especially young people – in some of the UK’s biggest cities and regions.
While Elmfield continues to concentrate on delivering apprenticeships and workplace learning to its existing customers on a national basis, R2j will enable us to work ‘deep and local’ making a real difference to businesses and communities.
LifeSkills Bridges into Work builds on Barclays successful scheme to recruit 1,000 16-24 year old apprentices into its own workforce by June this year, and the National Apprenticeship Service’s existing support to help SMEs create Apprenticeships.
Click here to visit the LifeSkills Bridges into Work website.