Swindon employment agency welcomes PM’s apprenticeships announcement

By Anita Jaynes on 21 August, 2015

Responsive Personnel, an innovative recruitment and career agency based off Gipsy Lane in Swindon, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government on apprenticeship schemes. They confirmed plans for an apprenticeship levy for large companies to train workers and the Government’s commitment to create three million apprenticeships by 2020.

Danny Kimber, managing director of Responsive Personnel said: “We wholeheartedly agree with the Prime Minister’s assertion that the greatest asset any employer has is their workforce. With skill requirements growing and a falling number of available people for new jobs it is vital that employers take apprenticeships and training seriously. They need to recruit the right people alongside providing appropriate training for their specific jobs requirements.”

Danny continued, “We have recently been working with a Wiltshire company to retrain fork lift drivers, ensuring they have the skills and qualifications to fill their recruitment needs and helping local people to gain work.”

The Prime Minister also announced today that companies bidding for government contracts worth more than £10m must show they have a “reasonable proportion” of apprentices.

Danny concluded, “It is vital for the skills gap to be reduced and apprenticeships will be a key element of this.”

Responsive Personnel uses a powerful personality profiling system to look at how an individual, as a person, will fit in to a team, alongside their skills and capability. They work with employers in a range of sectors, including logistics, engineering, construction, hospitality, automotive and IT and are always on the lookout for new recruits across Wiltshire and the South West.

Pictured above: Danny Kimber, managing director of Responsive Personnel