Not-for-profit organisation Fedcap Employment has launched its first apprentice scheme to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

Fedcap is dedicated to improving the social, health and economic wellbeing of disadvantaged people within our communities. We deliver employability schemes to support people back into sustainable work and have designed a programme to upskill our current staff while attracting new talent to the business.

A range of apprenticeships will be available – from Level 3 (GCSE equivalent) right the way up to Level 8 (Masters Degree) and open to our people regardless of age, role, experience and educational background.

Our first apprentices all work on the Restart Scheme, supporting people into sustainable jobs in the South Central area of England, on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions. They will be completing Level 3 in Customer Service.

Rhea Clayton, from our Banbury office, is excited to start her apprenticeship this week. She said: “I feel lucky to be given the opportunity to join Fedcap’s apprenticeship scheme. I want to learn more about dealing with customers and their needs.”

Lynn Thompson, Fedcap’s Chief Financial Officer, who started her career as an apprentice herself, said: “Fedcap is a great place to work and we believe the success of our business is through our people.

“We’re really proud of our apprenticeship programme. We think it will add real value to the business and create real opportunities for our people to learn new skills and develop themselves.

“I know the value of an apprenticeship scheme because I was once an apprentice too. I can see the value in what it brings to the business and how it inspires people to progress.”