Plumb Center backs apprenticeships

Published:  21 December, 2011

LEAMINGTON SPA: Builders' merchant group Wolseley UK has taken on 25 apprentices in its Plumb Center business. It hired the young trainees through its customer service apprenticeship programme with Intraining.

Frank Clayton, operations training manager, Wolseley said: "The apprenticeship programme has given us the opportunity to bring people in with the right attitude, who are willing to learn and train with us. We believe this is very much the model for successful employment."

"The apprentices are developing skills that benefit not only themselves, but also the business.

"They work at ground level, receiving deliveries of goods and talking to customers. They are developing an excellent understanding of customer service and what the business needs and I know they will do good things for us.

"We are simply developing our talent with a view that in five years' time these young people will be in senior positions in the company, making decisions and perhaps taking charge."

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