Centre Park-based Learning Curve welcomed the Leader of Warrington Borough Council Cllr. Terry O’Neill to their premises on Wednesday 19th October to showcase their flagship Accounting Apprenticeship training academy which is delivered in partnership with professional services group Optionis.
Accompanied by Liz Demaison, Key Account Manager and Jonathan Aghanian, Business Development from Warrington & Co., Cllr O’Neill was able to see first-hand the training and education being delivered to the academy’s accounting students. The visit also included a tour of Optionis’ premises where the apprentices gain work experience within the group’s various business functions, whilst achieving up to a Level 4 qualification in Accounting.
With over 23% of the Group’s workforce in an apprenticeship, Optionis is eager to engage with ambitious young people from Warrington who are looking for a structured, professional career path after leaving education.
“We’re very proud of our partnership with Learning Curve and the opportunities we have created for apprentices here at Optionis. We look forward to employing more apprentices in the upcoming months. It was great to be able to meet with Cllr O’Neill to show him our commitment to employing talented local apprentices and the opportunities available to them here at Optionis.” says Ifti Ahmed, Optionis Group Operations Director.
On visiting the academy, Cllr O’Neill says “It was certainly a pleasure to view the fantastic work and training facilities on offer at Optionis’ operations. The Learning Curve are making great strides in developing the skills and opportunities our young people need to begin their long and successful careers within finance and accounting.
This company obviously recognises the need to attract and retain our keen young workforce and to see their apprentices making a valued contribution to the group’s operations was a great example of the benefit of an apprenticeship programme.”
As part of the visit a number of issues were discussed including the group’s expansion plans within Warrington, potential support for new SME’s and start-ups within the borough and the projected impact of the Apprenticeship Levy.
If you would like more information on Apprenticeships, training, recruitment or the upcoming Apprenticeship Levy, please contact Jonathan Aghanian at Warrington & Co. via 01925 444009 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org