A SOUTH Tyneside training and business improvement group which has backed apprenticeship schemes in other companies for years is now taking on its own apprentices.
The HarperCo group, based at Monkton Business Park in Hebburn, has taken on Kane Hughes, Liam Armstrong, Sarah Clements, Chloe McHaffie, Max Kirkham and Hannah Potter.
Group chairman David Harper said: “After the difficulties of the economic downturn over the past couple of years, we’re really pleased to be investing in HarperCo’s future in this way.
“We see this as a really positive step and we’re excited to see what our new apprentices can bring to the company with their enthusiasm and new perspective
“A large part of the training we deliver through our training business, Talent Training UK LLP, is apprenticeship related and we fundamentally believe in the benefits apprentices can bring to a business, large or small. By recruiting our own team of apprentices we are showing we stand by this belief.”