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CPL develops talent with new recruits to apprenticeship scheme

Friday, 10 October 2014

CPL Online, part of the CPL Training Group, has recruited nine new apprentices to join their swiftly growing team.

The recruitment is part of a strategy by the company to develop talented young individuals from the Wirral and surrounding areas and steer them into technical and creative roles within the organisation.

Two of the recruits, James Marshall and Megan Jones have joined the business as part of a joint apprenticeship initiative between CPL Online and Microsoft and are undertaking a Microsoft Level 3 – IT Systems & Networking Apprenticeship. The placement which sees them working within IT Support, is a twelve month programme and in addition to on the job training, includes three separate blocks of three-week training sessions delivered at QA’s training centre in Manchester. 

David Dasher, Director of CPL Online said, “The programme turns problem solvers into skilled PC builders, data defenders and cloud controllers and is designed to give James and Megan a strong technical grounding, combined with mentoring and assessment in the workplace.”

Further apprenticeships have been offered to candidates in ELearning and Software and Web Development. Charlotte Jones joins as an ELearning Support Apprentice working towards a Business Level 3 Apprenticeship. The training will provide Charlotte with a range of skills in IT, Administration, Customer Service and Complaints Handling that will see her develop into an efficient and capable member of the support team.

Five recruits, James San, Emily Powis, Owen Bayley, Sean Davies and Shane Farmer also recently joined as apprentices under QA’s Software and Web Development, Level 3 Programme, whilst Louise Jones is undertaking a Software and Web Development Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

“The programme our Software Apprentices will follow with give them technical grounding and practical project experience what will see them develop into coding masters!” added Dasher. 

Explaining CPL Online’s decision to offer apprentice schemes Dasher said, “There is a huge pool of talent on the Wirral and through these apprenticeships we can offer a first step for young people looking to develop careers in a whole range of business areas. We are committed to supporting young people get onto the career ladder and have seen over the years that some of our most creative and technically brilliant coders and developers started with us straight from school or college.”

CPL Online will be offering a further four apprenticeship placements to start before the end of the year.