THREE company directors who attended high schools across Rotherham are now passing on their skills and experience to the next generation of school leavers.
Castus, a digital media company, has employed four apprentices over the past couple of years, and plan to recruit more as the company expands.
Rotherham Borough Council leader Cllr Chris Read, visited the company to meet the apprentices and to tour the Matrix incubation centre in Dinnington where they are based.
He said: “I’m delighted to see Castus performing so well — it’s a local company, founded by local entrepreneurs, supported by the Council's economic development team, RiDO, which is now selling its products to customers around the world.
“I was especially pleased to meet the four young apprentices who are an integral part of the company and a key part of its success.”
Castus was established in 2005 before moving into Matrix in 2009.
The team of 15 provide digital solutions to local, national and international clients.
Web developer and former apprentice Laura Martin said: “It was great when I have the apprenticeship offered to me.
“It's been a positive, nurturing environment which has helped me develop my skills.
“Apprenticeships are a great way for people to get into work, especially in creative environments like Castus and they're certainly a great way to get your foot in the door of industries which are traditionally difficult to break into.”