Land Registry has taken on 80 apprentices between the ages of 16 and 24 since September as part of our pilot apprenticeship scheme.
The apprentices are distributed across three of our offices, Nottingham, Telford and Leicester, and even in the very short time they have been with us they have quickly become an invaluable addition to our workforce.
Land Registry recognises this is an opportunity to become an exemplar employer of apprentices. This is an important element of our response to the Social Mobility and Youth Employment Placement Framework adopted by the Civil Service.
Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for us to fulfil an important role in preparing young people for the workplace by gaining valuable work-related skills and a nationally recognised qualification.
“Everyone has been welcoming and supportive – the supervisors, the training instructors, the buddies and the people in our teams,” says Ryan Topping who is based at our Telford office.
Ryan (pictured with fellow apprentices Valentina Biuso and Chantel Hughes) could be sure he’d see at least one friendly face, as mum Sam has worked at Telford since the office opened. “Mum has always said it’s a good place to work,” says Ryan, who applied after working at a home furnishings store for the last four years.
“She’s been here for 23 years and that tells you it’s a good place to work.”
HR Director Caroline Anderson added: “The apprentices have made a big impact here at Land Registry. We have worked hard to devise a programme that will give them the right balance of structured training and practical, on-the-job skills and experience. It has been great to see these young people grow and develop with us and I would thoroughly recommend apprenticeships to other organisations.”
Our apprenticeship scheme has been shortlisted for the Youth Talent Award and Recruitment Campaign of the Year Award at this year’s PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards.