Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the construction, DIY and home improvement markets, has so far recruited 200 new apprentices in 2018.
These new recruits will be working across the group’s 20+ industry brands and will be at the forefront of the companies’ celebrations for National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2018.
Louise Powell, head of education and learning at Travis Perkins, said: “We are a huge advocate of apprenticeships at Travis Perkins and we are extremely proud to announce that we have had 200 new apprentices join us in 2018. In the run-up to NAW 2018 we want to reaffirm just how committed we are to apprenticeships and apprentices.”
NAW 2018 is taking place this week and Travis Perkins will be actively celebrating the value of apprenticeships while encouraging even more people to consider them as a path to a rewarding career.
Chantel Marshall, assistant branch manager at Travis Perkins, began her career on the Travis Perkins Management Apprenticeship scheme in 2015 and will be on the panel of The Big Assembly—a live video stream that will broadcast to thousands of young people across the country.
During the stream, Marshall will share her apprenticeship experience and explain how it helped launch her successful career. The Big Assembly will be broadcast live at 10.30am on 8 March.
Marshall said: “Choosing to do an apprenticeship was one of the best decisions I have ever made so I am really keen to share my experience with others. Apprenticeships are sometimes overlooked but they shouldn’t be as they can help launch great careers.”
Additionally, to help spread the word about apprenticeships, Travis Perkins will be taking part in the NAW 2018 10,000 talks movement, which is aiming to tell 10,000 people why apprenticeships work.
To help, the business will be visiting local schools in the Northampton area and will be delivering talks and sessions on apprenticeships and all they can offer.