Having that youth and eagerness around the company is always good for company morale. All staff involved in the training scheme enjoy teaching some of the skills they have learnt over the years. We have found that we can, very quickly in most cases, get apprentices producing live work and tasks, which helps us maintain our high level of services at very competitive rates.

Geoff Dockerill
Production Manager | CC Media

CC Media Group is a publishing services company. We provide a wide range of services and support to numerous publishers throughout the industry. We have been in this industry for over 35 years and are very experienced in the services we provide.

Some of our staff, including myself, started as apprentices and have always believed it's a good scheme.

 

It has definitely been good for CCM. Having young staff around creates a good atmosphere. They are always keen to learn, and we are eager to teach them, and in doing so, it helps us to continue to provide a great service to our clients and also a career in the industry for the apprentices we take on.

 

Having that youth and eagerness around the company is always good for company morale. All staff involved in the training scheme enjoy teaching some of the skills they have learnt over the years. We have found that we can, very quickly in most cases, get apprentices producing live work and tasks, which helps us maintain our high level of services at very competitive rates.

 

When employing apprentices, we always start them on minor tasks to begin with. This, in turn, frees up our higher-end staff to produce more efficiently. Therefore, yes, productivity has definitely improved.

I have done so and would continue to do so as I believe it's the best way to increase your workforce if you have the time available and also a training scheme in place. This doesn't have to be an expensive plan, but there must be targets set for all parties to meet.

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