Strode News

15/04/11 - Media Internet Jobs in a Rural Location
Strode News

A common concern for business owners is finding the time to grow the company while running it.  Recruiting staff to help is expensive and ensuring their commitment and high standards is crucial.   Apprenticeships can provide a cost effective solution to recruitment and are a proven way to find and train enthusiastic, talented and loyal staff.

Sebastian Galbraith-Helps and Lizbeth Holstein run HoneyTreePublishing.com from their studios in North Wooton.  Their successful online company provides personalised and illustrated stationery for all occasions and they take pride in the quality of their bespoke products and service. 

They want to develop the business further and have recruited two apprentices to help them.  

Their new Print and Creative Assistant is William Lawrence.  He will help with editing, printing, collating and dispatching customer orders as well as website design, leaving Lizbeth with more time to develop new designs and products.  They will also be taking on Eamon Boyle from Shepton Mallet as Website Developer and Print Assistant in June, after he has sat A levels in ICT, Film Making and Media Studies. 

Sebastian, Owner and Business Development Director, is enthusiastic about the business and his new apprentices.  He said: "There are not many media or Internet jobs in rural Somerset but there are a lot of local young people with the skills we need.  These are city-type jobs without having to leave this amazing part of the country.

"Our apprentices have the right skills, a desire to learn and they are ambitious.  The training and development they will get during their apprenticeships will provide William and Eamon with a great opportunity to make these roles their own.  We are excited about their potential and the future of our business.

"With an apprenticeship we've got the added bonus of ongoing support from Strode College.  I like the fact that our apprentices will be studying related topics at College and that the College assessors will support and help us make this work."

You can find out more about Honey Tree Publishing at: www.honeytreepublishing.com

All apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the National Apprenticeships website.

Photo: Owner and Creative Director of Honey Tree Publishing Lizbeth Holstein with apprentice Print and Creative Assistant William Lawrence.