Youngsters get to be next apprentice

Apprentices Megan Coulthard (left) and Aaron Campbell (right), were taken on by Comms Provider, Mytholmroyd, in 2012
Apprentices Megan Coulthard (left) and Aaron Campbell (right), were taken on by Comms Provider, Mytholmroyd, in 2012

A Calder Valley business has been praised after it revealed plans to help tackle youth unemployment by taking on three new apprentices.

Comms Provider, which is based at the Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, is advertising for a telesales apprentice and two business administration apprentices.

The company had taken on three apprentices last year with the help of Adrian Bird of The Apprentice Finder and now they are looking for more.

Emma Ryan who manages HR at Comms Provider, said: “At Comms Provider we’d not employed apprentices before last summer when we employed three.

“There have been some issues on the way, but on the whole we’ve found them to be hard-working and dedicated plus they have also brought fresh ideas to the business, so we’d like to employ a further three.”

The move has been back by Calderdale Councillors Simon Young and Nader Fekri who said young people need all the support they can get in the current economic climate.

Luddenden Foot ward councillor Simon Young said: “I’m really pleased that Comms Provider have chosen to invest in our young people, by taking on three new apprentices in the Calder Valley.

“It’s a very difficult time for our young people, with high levels of youth unemployment, they often find themselves in a difficult ‘chicken and egg’ situation with no work experience they can’t get a job, without a job they can’t get experience.

“I’m really keen to encourage more companies like Comms Provider to invest in our young people and offer more apprenticeship opportunities throughout the Calder Valley, giving young people an invaluable opportunity to get into the world of work whilst training.”

Calder ward councillor Nader Fekri said: “I’m glad that Comms Provider has confirmed what we knew all along, that all our young people need is an opportunity to prove themselves. They’re hard working, trustworthy and diligent.”

For more information or to apply for the roles, contact Adrian on 07538345854 or via email at