Dearne firms urged to take on apprentices

L-R -Tom Lunn, Sophie Fitzpatrick, Jake Woodhams and Richard Lewis, apprentices at 1st Horizon in Barnsley.
L-R -Tom Lunn, Sophie Fitzpatrick, Jake Woodhams and Richard Lewis, apprentices at 1st Horizon in Barnsley.

Businesses in Barnsley are being urged to take on apprentices - after it was revealed more than 5,000 are already working in the borough.

Figures released by Enterprising Barnsley, as part of National Apprenticeship Week, shows there are 5,320 serving apprentices. The business support organisation is calling on other companies to recruit more apprentices. Barnsley-based apprentices, from L-R, Tom Lunn, Sophie Fitzpatrick, Jake Woodhams and Richard Lewis.