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Apprentices Future In Sight With Target

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Local software company Target, nurture talented Barnsley student Josh Henighan as their IT apprentice as he joins the company’s Software Development Department.

The former Barnsley College student is now studying with Estio Training and will be working alongside some of the best software developers in the country to gain valuable work experience and training whilst studying for a Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems & Principles, and ICT Professional Competence.

Supporters of continuous professional development, Target, are keen to help and nurture local talent to provide a career path and build valuable job-specific skills that are desirable in the IT industry.

Shaun Bellis, Senior Software Developer at Target says, “Our Software Development team is being tasked with some exciting new projects, so it is the perfect time for Josh to gain some valuable work experience in a busy software company. Josh showed great potential to have a future in software development and we believe someone with such talent should be given the opportunity to work, learn and progress to gain a successful career.”

Josh Henighan, IT Apprentice says, “To be able to work whilst studying is just what I wanted. I tried university but knew I’d benefit more from a practical environment. Most of the apprenticeship programme were based in Leeds and Sheffield; Target was the only IT Company in the Barnsley area, so to be able to work at a successful software company that is right on my doorstep is brilliant!”

Faye Brown, Talent Acquisition Team Lead at Estio Training says: “We provide opportunities for talented and motivated young people like Josh to develop their natural talent in IT through Apprenticeship Programmes. We believe connecting our learners with forward thinking companies like Target is the way forward to get people the right experience and skills needed as well as on the right path for a prosperous career.”

Josh joins Target with a Triple Distinction in Computing, and  will continue to study towards a Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems & Principles, and  ICT Professional Competence as part of an Advanced Apprenticeship Programme for IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals, delivered by leading training provider Estio Training.

Target design and provide specialist UK developed software management systems globally to companies such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Kier Group and Pret A Manger, to enable greater business efficiencies through providing solutions for the data management challenges businesses face.