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Students offered apprenticeships through college partnership

Loughborough College and a local business have joined forces to offer apprenticeship opportunities to students aged around 16 to 24 years-old.

The Apprenticeship Programme is being run in partnership with Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, in Pavillion Way, and will see seven apprentices recruited initially with the potential for further opportunities in the future.

The administrative roles will support the pharmaceutical business’ HR, Finance, Quality Assurance and Business Admin teams. The successful candidates will be offered fixed-term contracts initially, where they will have the opportunity to gain an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration, or an Intermediate Accountancy Apprenticeship qualification if they are appointed to the Accounts Team.

Following the successful completion of the fixed term-period, the apprentices may be offered full-time roles within the business, which specialises in manufacturing and supplying quality generic and branded medicines to UK hospitals and pharmacies, as well as essential supplies to aid agencies such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and the Red Cross.

Loughborough College CEO John Doherty said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of our Apprenticeship Programme with Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

“For anyone looking to kick-start – or even change direction in – their career, it offers an invaluable opportunity to gain excellent work experience with one of Loughborough’s leading companies, while gaining a business or accounts qualification at the same time.”

Successful candidates will have GCSEs at C or above in Maths and English already, with a C grade in GCSE Science and A-Level or Level 3 BTEC subject would also be desirable. Loughborough College and Morningside Pharmaceuticals will conduct relevant interviews together.

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive at Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, said: “We’re proud to be an employer where a number of young people have started their careers here and then moved up within our organisation to take on more senior roles.

“We actively invest in our workforce and every apprentice will be given full training and on-the-job coaching to help them develop. The programme has been set up to continue to offer valuable career advancing opportunities to young people over a number of years, so we anticipate it will grow, as our business grows, and we carry on expanding our workforce.”

To apply for an apprenticeship contact Loughborough College’s Apprenticeship Team on 01509 515 461 or Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s HR Team on 01509 217 705.

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