Case Studies


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Innova House Ltd

Care home provider based in Mansfield

As well as contributing to the personal success of its employees, apprenticeships are also benefitting Innova House’s provision of high-quality care to people with dementia, autism, brain injuries and a range of physical disabilities.

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A-plant

Gráinne Patterson
People Development Manager

"One of the reasons we like working with Vision Apprentices is because they facilitate workshops which involve our (apprentices) getting together as a group five or six times a year..."

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Bronbury Services Ltd

Building contractor based in Sutton-in-Ashfield

Investing in apprenticeships is a concrete way of plugging the skills gap in the construction industry.

That is the view of building firm boss Chris Rick, who says employers have a duty to “pass on their skills to the younger generation.”

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Heatherley Primary School

Diane Speed
Head teacher

“I would fully recommend the process to anyone considering recruiting an apprentice. The whole process…has been seamless.”

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Hillarys

Kevin Salmon
Manufacturing manager

“Our six new apprentices have a great mix of skills and fit in really well with the business and our needs and I have every confidence in them.”

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Overton Electrical Services Ltd

Electrical contractor based in Mansfield

Managing director David Overton has a long and proud tradition of supporting apprenticeships.

The company’s founder has recruited and trained more than 80 apprentices since launching the firm 33 years ago – and says they are key to a sustainable business.

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RJ Booth Services

Electrical contractor based in Sutton-in-Ashfield

RJ Booth Services Limited managing director Russell Booth is a big believer in apprenticeships, having started as an apprentice himself almost 30 years ago.

Now, as the founder of his own company, he’s continuing to invest in new talent.

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Respectful Care

Domiciliary care-provider based in Mansfield Woodhouse

The company currently has 12 apprentices, who are gaining the practical experience and formal qualifications to deliver the best possible service to clients.

Co-chief executive of Respectful Care Mark Docherty says apprenticeships are creating the highly-skilled workforce the home-care sector needs.

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SMB Consultancy

Business consultancy based in Mansfield

SMB Consultancy has recruited a business administration apprentice from Vision Apprentices to support its future growth.

Co-owner Stuart Rickersey says employers that want to grow their business have a “responsibility” to nurture new talent.

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Forest Medical

Forest Medical

Medical group based in Mansfield

By investing in apprenticeships, the business is strengthening its workforce and meeting the increasing demands on it services.

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Moontown Ltd

Moontown Ltd

Moontown Ltd in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

A family engineering business says apprenticeships are helping nurture the talent pool needed to produce its highly-specialised product.

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Ashfield District Council

Ashfield District Council

Local authority in Nottinghamshire

Ashfield District Council insists its apprentices are a “breath of fresh air” to the organisation.

The authority has taken on almost 15 trainees over the last two years, in roles spanning customer services, administration, IT, horticulture and maintenance.

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Brierley Park Medical Centre

Brierley Park Medical Centre

GP surgery based in Huthwaite

A long-established medical centre is embracing the qualities which apprentices bring to practice life and to patient care.

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Dale (Mansfield) Ltd

Dale (Mansfield) Ltd

Engineering firm based in New Houghton, near Mansfield

A New Houghton-based engineering firm insists that apprentices have brought them a wealth of home-grown talent for more than 20 years.

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Rippon Homes

Rippon Homes

Mansfield-based housing developer

Rippon Homes has been building houses for more than 70 years.

And even though the company is steeped in tradition, it’s certainly no stranger to moving with the times and investing in new talent through apprentices.

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