As National Apprenticeship Week takes place, ERA has announced the appointment of two apprentices to its team, as part of its commitment to providing learning opportunities for young talent within the local community.

Developed by Tyman UK & Ireland, a division of the Tyman group that includes ERA, the apprenticeship scheme has welcomed Aaron Robinson, who joins as a Customer Support Engineer Apprentice. He will be undertaking his Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship within the engineering team, and will be assisting with customer visits and providing technical support and fit-ups for new products.

Ryan Hammond joins the team as a Sustainability Apprentice. He will be working towards his Level 4 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner Apprenticeship, working alongside Lara Coutinho, Tyman UK & Ireland’s Sustainability Programme Manager, to help the business achieve the milestones set out in its 2030 Sustainability Roadmap.

Every apprentice within the scheme receives the opportunity to work alongside colleagues across Tyman UK & Ireland brands, including ERA, helping to develop their knowledge and expand their skillsets. 

Stacey Edwards, HR Director at Tyman UK & Ireland, said: “National Apprenticeship Week serves as a reminder of the importance of investing in talent and giving people the opportunity to gain experience, which Tyman is thrilled to be doing as part of our apprenticeship scheme.

“As one of the most established and recognised brands in the window and door industry, we are passionate about playing our part and recruiting the next generation into the sector. We are committed to fostering diversity and investing in the talent of the future, and we’re delighted to see these talented apprentices working alongside our experienced and knowledgeable teams.”

Robinson said: “I’ve already learnt so much at ERA so far, and I’m really enjoying the different challenges each day brings. The training and support in the apprentice programme has really helped me to grow, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to start my career here.”

Hammond added: “I’m really enjoying learning about such an important topic at ERA, and I’m looking forward to using the knowledge I’ve learnt to help implement sustainable practices within the business.”

Given the success of its apprenticeship programme, Tyman UK & Ireland says it will be developing the initiative further, with the aim of enhancing learning prospects and promoting continuous development within the company.