ITL supports apprenticeships and opportunities for young people

Spring is fast approaching and our business in the North East of England is growing steadily. We are pleased to announce that we have been able to employ additional staff and actively support the apprenticeship scheme.

In recent years, ITL North East Limited were awarded first place on the NEPO Framework for Interpreting & Translation services. Through the framework we are currently the contracted supplier of language services for seven local authorities in the region. In response to this increase in business we are delighted to have been able to take on two apprentices working in our Gateshead office. We are looking to increase this and take on more apprentices in the future.

Grace Tia Bon Bon, Managing Director, said: "As a result of increased business, we have been working closely with a number of apprentice providers to offer work opportunities to young people who have shown an interest in working with diverse clients in a multicultural community.

"We believe that apprenticeships are vital to the future of skills and employment in the North East, which is why we are taking on apprentices to accommodate increased workloads and opportunities in the light of our new contracts. This is a fantastic opportunity for driven, ambitious and talented individuals who want to join a hardworking and successful team.”

One of our apprentices, Chloe Isle, is already excelling within her role, reinforcing the importance of apprentices and the part that they play in providing young people with the skills, knowledge and expertise they require to excel in their chosen career path.

Chloe said: "ITL supported me during my NVQ Level 2 Qualification in Business Administration through the apprenticeship scheme. I have now attained my qualification and continue to work with ITL while I complete my Level 3 course.

"The company helped me through each stage of the programme and genuinely care about providing employment and opportunities for young people. They provide excellent training and encouraged me to progress within the business industry.”

Grace Tia Bon Bon supporting young apprenticeships

Apprentices Jack Bell & Chloe Lisle

Our new apprentice Jack Bell, studying AAT Bookkeeping said: "I struggled to find work after leaving school and so was delighted when ITL agreed to support me through the apprenticeship programme.”

We are currently looking into visiting local schools and colleges in order to speak to students and encourage them to pursue a career in modern languages. As there are only a limited number of qualified linguists in the North East we are invested in getting young people interested in languages by discussing with them the potential career progression within the industry.

Grace Tia Bon Bon added: "As well as taking on new apprentices, we are also looking at appointing a number of administrators to help us with increased workloads. If you would like to join our ever expanding team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.”

ITL is committed to offering interpretation and translation services to companies across the region whilst promoting social values, increasing local skills and providing development opportunities.

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