CULLOMPTON, Devon –  Adopstar, a Cullompton-based agency providing ad operations and marketing services to companies in the region, around the UK and around the world, was recently placed second in the Apprenticeships Top 50 SME Employers in the UK competition.

Judges considered a variety of factors in making their decision, including companies’ commitment to employing apprentices, their creation of new apprenticeships, the diversity of the apprenticeship programmes on offer and the number of apprentices who progress further within a company after the completion of their initial apprenticeship.

According to Adopstar’s managing director, Theresa Benson, Adopstar’s management team has been committed to growing the company through apprenticeships ever since they first opened their doors in 2010. “Teaching young people everything they need to know to succeed in marketing and advertising is a passion of ours,” explained Benson. “Our apprenticeship programme is growing from strength to strength and we have had 11 apprentices begin their journey with us so far in 2022.”

To this, Benson added that Adopstar’s apprenticeship programme stands out for several reasons. “There is no specific qualification for ad operations, and we thus work closely with training providers to ensure that the material our apprentices cover is relevant and comprehensive. Our work culture, the indomitable spirit of our team and our blend of one-on-one and group training make our apprenticeship programme unique.”

The fact that 70% of Adopstar’s team is currently made up of people who started at the company as an apprentice bears testament to the high standard of the apprenticeship programme.

More information about Adopstar’s apprenticeship programme and careers at Adopstar is available at https://www.adopstar.com/careers/.