B38 Group introduces first Business Administration Apprenticeships

An ambitious young facilities management company has chosen Newcastle-based B-Skill to deliver the training for its new apprenticeship scheme.

The B38 Group provides the full range of property maintenance and facilities management services from its headquarters in Wakefield, West Yorks, as well as offices in London, Swindon, Wilts, and Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. The fast-growing group, which was set up three years ago, turned to training specialist B-Skill when it decided to investigate running a Business Administration Adult Apprenticeship.

B-Skill started working with the two B38 apprentices, Alexis Bell and Charlie Sidebottom, at the company’s head office just before Christmas. Both girls are working towards a Business Administration level 2 NVQ qualification over 12 months.

Paul Wileman, managing director of B-Skill, said: “The two apprentices are both very, very enthusiastic.

“They are updating their skills in English, maths and ICT and the course will improve their awareness of working in a business environment, employers’ rights and responsibilities, and we also look at issues such as equality and diversity.

 “They are both quite ambitious and they want to do well – I’m confident they can look forward to good career prospects following this.”