Heart Internet help school leavers launch their IT careers

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UK web hosting company Heart Internet create IT apprenticeships to boost job prospects for youngsters

We are thrilled to offer this fantastic opportunity to school leavers looking to get ahead in the job market.

UK web hosting company Heart Internet (http://www.heartinternet.co.uk) are giving 16-18 year olds the chance to kick start their career with a paid apprenticeship in IT.

The scheme, in conjunction with the National IT Partnership (the NiTP) and New College Nottingham, will see a regular intake of 16-18 year olds gaining valuable experience of working in the web hosting industry whilst also working towards a level three IT apprenticeship.

The apprentices will have a mix of on the job learning alongside their studies at college to complete the year-long programme, with a view to gaining a full-time position within the company at the end of the course.

“We are thrilled to offer this fantastic opportunity to school leavers looking to get ahead in the job market. The skills they learn with us will be extremely valuable and could be the first step in a long and successful career in IT,” said Heart Internet director Tim Beresford. “Not only will they learn skills specifically associated with web hosting, but they will also get a broad range of other experiences to transfer into future positions.”

According to official figures released in January, more than 1.3 million 16-18 year olds are currently in education, training or employment in England, the highest number in over a decade thanks to schemes such as this.

Helene Hazell, recruitment executive for NiTP, said that whilst these figures show a step in the right direction, it is important that companies continue to work with young people to help them get ahead in the world of work: “It’s great that we are seeing youth unemployment drop slightly, but it is only with the help of people like Heart Internet, who are prepared to invest in the next generation of workers, that we will no longer see youth unemployment as a problem.

“The chance to work with one of the UK’s largest web hosting companies is an extremely attractive one for any young person looking to launch their IT career; they will have some brilliant experiences.”

Heart Internet has taken on seven apprentices since March, with more joining throughout the year.

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Sources of information

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21614402
http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/m/sfr31-2012.pdf

Launched in 2004, Heart Internet has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s leading web hosting and reseller hosting companies. Named as the best reseller hosting company of 2012 by Host Review, Heart Internet’s core values are based around high-quality products at competitive prices. Heart Internet is currently the UKs 5th largest web host as ranked by http://www.webhosting.info and is the number 1 choice for hosting websites amongst web creatives on http://www.whichwebdesigncompany.com.

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Alex Kellett
Print and PR Marketing Executive
Alex(dot)kellett(at)heartinternet(dot)co(dot)uk

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