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SW&L Cheltenham HEATING AND PLUMBING
Matt Grimshaw Winchcombe CARPENTRY The business currently has two apprentices and intends to keep at that number for 2019 too. It also has a work experience student. “Matt is passionate about carpentry. He is concerned there are not always workshops in schools any more – and he wants to invest in the next generation” l
The company has worked closely with Gloucestershire College. It provides heating and plumbing apprenticeships, and has just introduced business and estimating and surveying apprenticeships.
Currently 22 apprentices. Expects to take on as many as 10 more over four levels in the next 12 months. “I can’t see the apprenticeships side do anything but continue to grow. It is a great aspect to the business” l
EG Carter Gloucester CONSTRUCTION
The construction firm currently has 12 apprentices and management trainees at various stages of their training. It tries to recruit apprentices every September. Is considering four apprentices for September 2019. A number of its management team
Cowley Manor Cheltenham HOTEL/HOSPITALITY The hotel currently has three apprentices and two beauty apprentices working in its award-winning spa and one on the pro-cookery apprenticeship in its
kitchens. “Apprentices will always be significant, as you are building up a pool of talent within your business. We are always looking to take on apprentices or offer apprenticeship courses to our current staff,” said Banu Giber, head of talent and development l
started as apprentices. “Apprentices are the future of our company, and our industry. They are an integral part of our company, and the training they have with us with experienced tradesman is hopefully the grounding for a long and successful career with us” l
Paish Tooth Cheltenham ACCOUNTANTS & TAX ADVISORS
The firm currently has one apprentice, Ellen Stephens, who has just finished her AAT with Gloucestershire College and is now working towards her ACCA through training provider First Intuition.
Paish Tooth is looking for an apprentice for 2019 for an AAT Level 2 or Level 3 course. “Apprenticeships are significant. They give candidates an invaluable opportunity to build their knowledge of the working world. The qualification they achieve represents academic study combined with vital practical skills and real hands- on experience, and is very useful to employers. Young apprentices with an enquiring mind can go far, as they are usually receptive to new ideas and concepts, whilst they in turn can often provide businesses with a fresh perspective” l
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