Staffline offloads apprenticeships division to Derby counterpart

Staffline Group's Nottingham headquarters

Nottingham-based recruitment giant Staffline has sold its apprenticeship business to Babington Business College, which has its headquarters in Derby.

The deal to offload the PeoplePlus apprentice division will complete in early December for a nominal fee. Babington will acquire contracts and assets from PeoplePlus associated with the delivery of apprenticeships across England and Scotland.

Albert Ellis, chief executive officer of Staffline, said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Babington, which will ensure our Apprenticeship clients and learners continue with another high-quality training provider. PeoplePlus has unique capabilities, experience and scale in the employability and adult skills sectors and this transaction will enable the division to fully focus on the UK wide unemployment challenge that now exists.”

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