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Committed to apprenticeships.

benefiting business, communities and young people alike.

It firmly believes that apprentices provide innovative and fresh ideas to help them move forward, maintain competitiveness and allows them to plan their future workforce using a pool of talented, trained and competent people. For young people themselves apprenticeships are a direct route into industry providing them with essential skills, training, real job opportunities and an ongoing career. LCUK believes these benefits also boost the communities near where it operates and where the young people live.

Stephen Trillo, HR director, said: "The industry is facing an increasing shortage of highly skilled people which will only get worse due to the demographics. We need to attract good young people into our industry and the support of apprenticeship schemes through employee-led training with professional providers is one of our key strategic themes."

LCUK was proud to win the Regional event of the National Apprentice Awards and were named amongst the Top 100 employers of apprentices within the UK and are fully committed to continue sponsoring apprentices to ensure that there exists a way of bringing highly skilled talent into the industry and currently support a number of apprentice programmers including adult apprentices via the armed forces. They currently sponsor 20 young and adult apprentices, representing over 12% of their total workforce and have taken on as direct employees all 10 of their apprentices who successfully completed their training in 2013.

Mark Kenrick, CEO, said: "We are very proud that we continue to sponsor apprentices and believe that investment in young talent should be at the forefront of everyone's vision for their company, community and industry at large" LOTTE Chemical UK Ltd (LCUK) firmly believes an apprenticeship programme should be at the heart of any company's Organisational Development Strategy,


Appren-tices who are currently sponsored by LCUK. from left - Michael Crocker, Callum McNally, Chris Patterson, Hallam Wheatley and Daniel Thompson
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 24, 2013
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