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Mitie adds 50 new apprentices to its workforce

Fifty new apprentices have joined Mitie’s 72,000 strong workforce in a range of different roles.

The new apprentices will undertake a range of different programmes, with 38 joining as technical engineers, and the other 12 joining in roles in fire and security, customer operations, and project management.

The apprentices will work on a range of Mitie’s client sites including at Sellafield and Red Bull Technology, learning and developing their skills on-the-job in their respective specialisms whilst also studying for academic qualifications at college, setting up these 50 apprentices with the tools they need to build long-term careers.

With the introduction of 38 technical engineering apprentices, Mitie is arming its team with vital green skills for the future. The scheme supports the development of Mitie’s future talent pipeline, ensuring that it has colleagues trained in the essential skills the business and industry needs, filling future skill gaps by investing in the next generation of engineers.

Jasmine Hudson, Chief People Officer, Mitie, said: “As a business that is committed to our people, and the industries we work in, we are plugging future skill gaps and kick-starting careers by welcoming these new apprentices. We believe that developing future talent through apprenticeship schemes will provide the essential green and technology skills we need for the future.”

Mitie currently employs over 1,000 apprentices across the business.

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