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Apprenticeship schemes can be the driver for the most disadvantaged young people to gain employment, but they need to be made simpler and more accessible, according to Barclays HR director Lynne Atkin.

Atkin, who has been HRD of Barclays since 2009 and this year helped launch its first £20 million apprenticeship scheme, believes one of the major benefits of apprentices is they are a lot more likely to stay loyal to your company.

She told HR magazine: “With the ongoing problems of retaining talent, having an organisation with high retention rates is increasingly important and we believe retention rates will remain extremely high among our apprentices.

“However, in order to reach the most disadvantaged young people, these schemes must be made simpler in the application process and more accessible.”

Barclays is also piloting the outreach programme, whereby its business clients have the opportunity to take on some of Barclays’ apprentices. Atkin said: “It’s about providing businesses with work-ready young people, which will help unemployment issues and also drive growth.”

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