Business Secretary Vince Cable is visiting TNTs depot in Bodmin, Cornwall, after announcing that it will be among the companies eligible to benefit from £18.7m government funding for advanced apprenticeships.
Because of the funding TNT will offer apprenticeships at its Bodmin site for the first time, as well as other depots and locations around the UK.
Cable said: “We’re investing record amounts in apprenticeships, helping more small and medium sized businesses export and making it easier for these companies to get the finance they need.”
Malcolm Pickup, head of people performance and development at TNT, said: “Our higher level apprenticeships will offer school leavers the opportunity to earn while they learn using workplace learning effectively and provide an alternative to the traditional university-based approach. On completion of successful pilots it is planned to provide these opportunities throughout the UK.”