Recruitment drive launched to bridge technology skills gap

Tyler Williams, TES

Business management software specialist Total Enterprise Solutions (TES), is looking to attract apprentices to help bridge technology’s growing skills gap.

TES which supports charities and Not for Profits (NFPs) on their digitalisation has positions in project management, consultancy, managed services and sales at its Rugeley headquarters.

It aims to use its Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship that it offers in partnership with Staffordshire University, to drive recruitment.

Charlotte Twigg, HR Manager at TES said: “Our sector is experiencing challenges sourcing high quality employees at the pace we need them so, in order to meet our growth aspirations for the next three years, we need a different solution, and this is where ‘growing our own’ comes firmly into play.

“Apprenticeships are a great way for us to bring people in that are passionate about digital transformation and the charity sector and equip them with the skills they need to be successful in our industry. It also allows us to shape our future team to fit our culture and our values.”

Tyler Williams completed his degree apprenticeship with TES last year and is now a developer working on some of the company’s biggest projects.

He said: “It really is the best…you’re getting free education and hands-on work experience, whilst at the same time earning money. There’s also the bonus of securing a degree without having to endure the huge debt that is associated with going to university.

“TES is a great place to work, and all the other members of staff are on hand to help support your development and to help you with any issues you might face. The apprenticeship has definitely accelerated my career in the technology sector.”