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National Training Organisation 3AAA Commits to Create 2012 New Jobs in 2012

Author: Redbrick Published: 1st February 2012 13:57
Left to right: Iain Aitken Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South, Alan Corkhill, Managing Director, Regal Litho, Di McEvoy-Robinson, Director, 3AAA, Mark Lancaster MP for Milton Keynes North and Peter Marples, Managing Director, 3AAA at the official opening of 3AAA’s new jointAAP/NITP Academy at Bedford College in Milton Keynes

National training organisation Aspire Achieve Advance Limited (3AAA) announced today that it is committed to creating 2012 new jobs for young people aged over 16 in 2012.

3AAA's 2012|2012 commitment was launched at the official opening of the group's newest National IT Partnership (NITP) academy and Accounting Academy Partnership (AAP) in central Milton Keynes, in partnership with Bedford College. The academies were opened by Councillor Alan Richards, Mayor of Milton Keynes, who was joined by Conservative Members of Parliament Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North and Ian Aitken Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South.

Di McEvoy-Robinson, Director, 3aaa, speaking at the launch, said: "With the government's announcement that the unemployment rate in the 16-24 year-old age group is running at a record high of 22.3%, it's essential that organisations such as ours step up and take responsibility for creating new jobs for young people.

"We are combining our experience and expertise in delivering high quality Apprenticeships, with our skills in sourcing capable young people to meet the recruitment requirements of our employer partners. We are creating completely new jobs that give young people a real future and employers a competent new member of their workforce equipped with up-to-date skills for the job.

"This is also our call to employers across the UK to help us realise our commitment of creating 2012 jobs in 2012 to make a real difference to the lives of young people all over the country."
Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North, says: "3AAA's commitment to job creation is the kind of innovation and partnership working that we want to encourage from the private sector. It echoes the sentiment of the Prime Minister, who is supportive of all actions that provide a real boost to the wider economy. I am delighted to support this initiative and will be following its progress with interest."

3AAA announced its ambitious 2012|2012 plans as it opened its eleventh National IT Partnership academy and fourth Accounting Academy Partnership. NITP academies provide apprentices with industry recognised IT qualifications, underpinned with the practical and valuable experience secured via employment as an apprentice. AAP academies aim to provide the next generation of Accounting Technicians to feed the demand for young and dynamic qualified professionals through the delivery of the highly regarded Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.

Printer Regal Litho, based in Bletchley, Bucks, is amongst the first to take up 3AAA's 2012|2012 challenge. This week the company employed 22 year old Matthew Smith from Bletchley as a NITP apprentice. Alan Corkhill, Managing Director, Regal Litho, says: "We are committed to developing the skills of our staff and are delighted to stand up and be counted as one of the first employers in the UK to join 3AAA on its challenge. Young people need all the help they can get and organisations such as 3AAA are taking the lead. It's now up to companies like ours to provide the opportunities for young people to gain real skills and to make a valuable contribution to the wider economy."

3AAA works in partnership with local colleges across the UK to deliver local solutions for young people, employers and adults learning in the workplace. NITP academies are located in Walsall, Tamworth, Bedford, Letchworth, St Albans, Enfield, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Birmingham. Accounting Academy Partnerships locations include Letchworth, Milton Keynes, St Albans and Birmingham with a fifth Academy to open soon in Liverpool.

For details of 3AAA's 2012|2012 campaign and its Apprenticeship academies visit www.3aaa.co.uk

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