Happy apprentices are hired

Tahura Begum with Ejaz Hussain, Gordon Birtwistle MP and Alyssa Cottreall
Tahura Begum with Ejaz Hussain, Gordon Birtwistle MP and Alyssa Cottreall

Two young apprentices are celebrating after securing permanent jobs thanks to help from Burnley Telematics.

Tahura Begum (22) from Burnley and Courtney Kenyon (18) from Padiham recently completed their apprenticeships at Reedley Hallows Children’s Centre and the Hourglass Cafe in Simonstone.

Courtney Kenyon at Hourglass Cafe

Courtney Kenyon at Hourglass Cafe

Both have now been offered permanent positions, as well as having gained qualifications.

Tahura said: “I am really happy to be working at the children’s centre and appreciate the opportunity this apprenticeship through Burnley Telematics has given me.”

Courtney said: “After school I needed a job with wages but didn’t want to miss out on getting more qualifications so the apprenticeship was the ideal way to do that.”

Burnley Telematics, in Daneshouse Road, specialises in providing employee and employer development opportunities through apprenticeships, traineeships and in-work training.

Telematics managing director Mr Ejaz Hussain, who also works as an adviser to the government’s apprenticeship ambassador and Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle, said: “I am delighted at the outcome of these apprenticeships for Tahura and Courtney.

“It clearly demonstrates the benefits of the scheme, both to young people and employers.”

Mr Hussain said that Burnley Telematics has engaged more than 150 small and medium businesses in the area to stress the importance of apprenticeships, with 35 of them now taking on apprentices.

He added: “I think businesses are now understanding the importance of this scheme. We try to help young people who are hard to reach and give them hope for the future. I am passionate about this.”