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UKATA seeks Business Administrator Apprentice

National Asbestos Training Association supports Chesterfield Apprentice Town initiative

In the wake of Chesterfield being named as the UKs first official ‘Apprentice Town’ in April, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is supporting the initiative by seeking to recruit two Business Administration Apprentices to work at its Markham Vale headquarters.

With 4,000 jobs set to be created in and around Chesterfield in the next four years, the Apprentice Town scheme is key to attracting more employers to invest in the town, by ensuring the availability of a highly skilled workforce – something UKATA is keen to support and benefit from over the coming years.

“With headquarters at Markham Vale, UKATA has a strong commitment to Chesterfield and we are proud to be part of the Apprentice Town initiative,” said UKATA General Manager Craig Evans. “Access to a skilled workforce is essential for business and we are looking forward to welcoming the first of what we hope will be just the first of many apprentices to walk through our doors. Working for UKATA is a fantastic opportunity for someone to develop key skills with a major national association with global links.”

With a closing date of 22 September, a full summary of the apprenticeship, including the salary, job description and qualifications and personal qualities necessary for the successful candidate can be found here: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-173134

Craig was named 2016 Business Person of the Year at the Derbyshire Times Business Awards and UKATA was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Small Business of the Year category, meaning the successful apprentice will be joining one the region’s leading lights.

Support for the Apprentice Town scheme complements UKATAs role with the Chesterfield Champions, a thriving network of 160 local organisations committed to raising the profile of the town and highlighting the advantages the region offers business. Manufacturing employment in Chesterfield is still above the national average and this latest scheme promises to deliver another welcome boost to the local economy.

Tasked by the HSE in 2008 for taking-on, managing and developing the list of training providers for licensed asbestos work in the UK, UKATA is now the leading authority in all levels of asbestos training in the UK. For further information on UKATA, visit www.ukata.org.uk

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