Northampton logistics firm pledges to take on 300 apprentices

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A major logistics employer in Northamptonshire will be taking up to 300 young apprentices before the end of April.

Norbert Dentressangle, which has its head office in Duston as well as bases elsewhere in the county, will be employing people in a number of different fields, including storage and warehousing, transport and distribution, engineering and administration.

As well as earning a wage, apprentices will work towards an NVQ Level 2 qualification.

Head of learning and development, Chris Dolby, said: “For Norbert Dentressangle, employing apprentices represents a win-win situation; they earn while they learn and we have the opportunity to mould enthusiastic youngsters into our type of person.

“Unlike many other professional service industries, where a degree is almost a pre-requisite for career progression, many senior people in the logistics industry have ‘come up through the ranks’.

“As an industry, we are great at recognising and 
nurturing raw talent and I fully expect that some of the apprentices who join us in the next few weeks will be our senior managers of 
tomorrow,” Mr Dolby explained.