Fabulous Baker Brother gets apprentice week up and running
THE start of this year's National Apprenticeship Week was marked in Bristol by a visit from TV chef and one-time apprentice Tom Herbert.
The star of the Fabulous Baker Brothers dropped into a lunch held to celebrate successful apprenticeships arranged between City of Bristol College and local employers.
The chef, who owns a bakery and butchers business employing five apprentices, urged companies to take on young trainees.
He said: "It is absolutely critical for businesses to preserve their skills and transfer them on to young, enthusiastic workers.
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"The apprenticeship schemes provide a future for the business and for the youngsters.
"They boost confidence and help retention rates in companies at the same time."
The chef, who was once an apprentice at Brunel College – now the City of Bristol College – added: "For a business to thrive it is essential and I hope to see a lot more schemes like these available in the future."
City of Bristol College head of apprenticeships Claire Arbery added that successful schemes between the college and local businesses such as Airbus were bearing fruit.
She said: "It's important we recognise what the employers and trainees have achieved over the last year.
"Gaining qualifications while you work is an essential part of training for a job and youngsters need the support of willing businesses."