More than 60 businesses were represented at our latest Networking Breakfast held in partnership with Weymouth College to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
Weymouth College sponsored and hosted the event at its The Avenue restaurant – demonstrating their dedication to developing the next generation of young chefs and restaurant staff.
The breakfast, attended by over 40 Chamber members, featured several success stories from current apprentices, while speakers also outlined the benefits of employing trainees.
“What a fantastic experience and platform for the students to share their work with our members,” said Steve Farnham, President of Dorchester Chamber for Business.
Recruitment opportunities were also a key focus, highlighting how apprenticeships improve local economic growth by developing the skillsets of individuals and progressing career paths. This often leads to better salaries and increase productivity for the business as a whole.
Tutors from Weymouth College also gave inspiring talks about the school’s achievements, praising the fantastic work their students are doing.
Members enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast which was cooked and served by the college’s catering students, who train in a fully functioning restaurant. The event showcased their high standards and skill level.
National Apprenticeship Week ran from 4th to 8th March and is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service as part of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, to raise awareness of what they do.
Don’t miss the next breakfast
Please join us for an extended networking breakfast on Tuesday, 9th April 2019 from 7.45-10am at Milton Abbey School, Milton Abbas, Nr Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0DA. To book your place visit April breakfast.