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Record number of apprentices join Ormerod Rutter

We have taken on our biggest cohort of apprentices this autumn, welcoming 15 accountancy and IT apprentices aged between 16 and 20 to our offices in Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove.

The successful apprenticeship programme was launched in 2012 in response to a skills shortage across the sector.

Accounts manager Doug Marshall, who devised the scheme, said: “I created the programme with the intention of recruiting young, ambitious individuals who would become the future of our company. In the first year, we recruited five school leavers and the number of apprentices taken on has risen year on year.

“We believe the scheme gives talented youngsters the opportunity to fulfil their potential by offering full study support, mentoring on site and a vibrant working environment.”

We were named medium apprenticeship employer of the year at the 2015 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards and sponsored the advanced level apprentice of the year category at this year’s event, which was won by Pippa Dressler-Pearson.

For more information about the apprenticeship scheme and to apply for a place in 2017, email

National Apprenticeship Week 2015


Here at Ormerod Rutter we’ve run a successful Apprenticeship scheme for the past three years. This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2015 and we have just launched our 2015 vacancies as we begin to recruit for another round of apprentices to join our fast growing business.

Current apprentices Charlotte and Sam gave a talk at Alcester Grammar Sixth Form about their experiences to help inspire other young people to consider this career path. Our past and present apprentices also gathered for a selfie outside our Droitwich office to support Worcestershire Apprenticeships, who are aiming to drive economic growth in the region by increasing the number and range of apprenticeships available.

Our apprentices shared their thoughts about their experience and how it’s helped them with their future plans:

What made you want to do an apprenticeship?

I didn’t feel like university was the right option for me. An apprenticeship lets you learn on the job, without getting into debt, and it gives you hands-on experience.

I don’t think people realise that you can train while you’re earning and actually doing the job with an apprenticeship. For this type of career it’s perfect, you get more experience and you don’t get into debt. Schools and colleges heavily promote university as an option but it’s important to research what else is out there.

What has been the best thing about your apprenticeship?

When you’re in the workplace you get to meet people of all different ages with different backgrounds. It teaches you a lot of skills and gives you a much wider experience. At school you’re always with people your own age but once you start work it really broadens your social skills, and you make lots of new friends!

I’ve been able to get a qualification and learn a lot of practical skills which will really help my future career and I’ve got experience of being in the working environment which I wouldn’t have got from university.

What would be your advice for anyone considering an apprenticeship?

Definitely research your options because an apprenticeship is a really good opportunity to get hands-on experience and avoid getting into debt. A lot of people go to university for the lifestyle but you can have just as much fun as an apprentice! You’ll develop a lot of transferable skills and experience that will help in your future career too.


If you’re considering an apprenticeship, we currently have vacancies for 2015. Please see the careers section of our website for more details, call 01905 777600 or email our senior HR advisor Jayne Spiers at

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