Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Champions 2019

Simplicity Mitcheldean BACK OFFICE AND PAYROLL SUPPORT FOR THE RECRUITMENT SECTOR The Forest of Dean-headquartered firm has three apprentices on its books and will be looking to recruit pipeline for the future. Recruits can be trained to meet the specific needs of the company and can bring new skills and energy to the business. Since 2010, Simplicity has been experiencing steady growth year-on-year and, like all businesses, this can only be achieved by having the right people, in the right roles – that’s why apprenticeships are such a great idea” l 3 APPRENTICES offer a warehouse apprenticeship.“Apprenticeships are significant as they allow an opportunity for a recruit to undertake key areas of business whilst hand in hand with training and support” l 1 APPRENTICE three in 2019. “Apprenticeships are an essential part of Simplicity’s overall recruiting strategy and are invaluable in helping the business better manage and develop the company’s talent Furlong Flooring Stonehouse FLOORING The firm, which supplies all types of flooring – from hardwood to carpet, from tiles to vynl, currently has one apprentice in customer services and in 2019 plans to

Dean Close School Cheltenham EDUCATION Overlooked as businesses, private schools especially exist in a hyper-competitive world where they can live or die by their results. Saying that, it is not just about getting the teaching right and all will fall into place. Someone has to run the business and the back office functions. Apprenticeships help the school do just that l

Group HES Gloucester ENGINEERING

A recommendation of Gloucestershire College, this business has been beavering away from its Innsworth headquarters for 50 years and is a trusted name in its specialist field - hydraulic equipment. Apprenticeships include electrical and mechanical engineering and the firm also helps staff to go on to do their HNC qualifications too l Mike Etheridge Construction Coleford CONSTRUCTION Gloucestershire College recommended this Forest of Dean firm for its commitment to the cause. Like many firms in its sector, it remains convinced of apprenticeships because of the value they bring, but also because it is the only way to keep ahead of the competition l


Poeton (Gloucester) Ltd Gloucester ENGINEERING

The specialist metal coatings firm currently has 17 apprentices. It hopes to take on more this year. It is “currently assessing business”. It took on six in

2018. “Apprentices are key within our industry.We are a highly technical business, so developing our people in the early stages of their career and supporting them as they grow with us is hugely rewarding” l

Pictured: L-R: Darren Burge, Managing Director; Sam Goga; Dani Jenkins; Sean Needham, Group Operations Manager; Connor Hayes; Gary Williams, former Group Training Manager.

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