Bedfont’s bid to help young and aspiring entrepreneurs

Bedfont proud of their apprenticeship schemes and sad as their first apprentice moves on after 5 years.

Bedfont is keen to cultivate growth through offering apprenticeships and since 2011 has taken on 7 apprenticeships in total, of which 2 are ongoing and 5 have resulted in the students successfully receiving and accepting the offer of full-time employment once their apprenticeship scheme has run its course.

Bedfont Scientific, a small family-run company, based in Harrietsham Kent, is a medical device manufacturer, which has specialised in breath analysis since 1976.

Now in 2016, Bedfont is bidding farewell to Kelly George, the first apprentice to have joined the Bedfont family as she pursues her dreams to travel the world. Kelly says,

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bedfont – I wouldn’t be where I am now if they had not taken a chance on me. I feel that I have grown with the company, learning and achieving. I went from an apprentice to a Key Account and Product Manager in 5 years because of the dedication and support from Bedfont’s apprenticeship scheme. It is through the apprenticeship that I gained the business skills to move into the sales team, but through Bedfont that I gained the endless list of life skills and courage to travel the world. ”

Jason Smith, General Manager at Bedfont Scientific, adds,

“Bedfont takes pride in its ability to give back to the community through offering apprenticeships. We hope to encourage and educate the young and aspiring entrepreneurs of today on how to be Business savvy and provide them with the necessary set of skills for a bright business future. As our first apprentice, it is a sad but proud moment to say goodbye to Kelly, and we wish her the best of luck for the future.”