Looking to the Future: Apprenticeships
We are very pleased to welcome seven new apprentices who started work in various departments at our Yorkshire site on Monday. We’ve long recognised that staff tend to progress through Stage One: the projects we work on and the nature of our business mean that promoting from within has almost always provided the best solution to recruitment. As the company has grown significantly in recent years, we wanted not only to formalise this process, but also to work with a local training provider to meet our future needs.
All seven will gain a formal apprenticeship qualification; Harry Smith, Jack Davy, Lewis Hyland, Jake Braithewaite and Will Fuller-McMillan receiving training in partnership with York College. We’ve worked closely with Claire Grayson and the Business Development team there who have helped us find the appropriate calibre of candidate as well as the right training and assessment. Our I.T. apprentice Jake Rudd will be spending one day a week undertaking training with our I.T. provider Razorblue, with additional support and assessment via online training company, Baltic. A further candidate, Sarah Parkes, will be joining us next week, undertaking Business Administration training, also with York College.
Succession planning is an important aspect of our long-term strategy at Stage One, as we work to consolidate the sustainability of the business over the next few years. We’d like to wish all our apprenticeships good luck in their new roles.