Elliotts Builders Merchant has welcomed six new apprentices into the business.

The apprentices, all aged 16-18, will be placed across the Elliotts network covering Ringwood/Fordingbridge, Romsey, Christchurch, Southampton, Tadley and the Sales Hub, which is based in Southampton.

Working in branch, the new apprentices will learn a variety of skills needed to work in a builders merchant, including customer liaison and stock organisation. The 12-month scheme will also comprise of internal and external training with the possibility of a full-time job on completion.

Mireille Nicholson, HR Manager, said: “We’ve got a strong track record of recruiting apprentices and supporting them to progress. We are very pleased to be welcoming our six new apprentices, and we still have opportunities for a further four apprentices to join the scheme. We would like to hear from anyone who is interested in starting their career at Elliotts.”

New apprentice, Jack Bailey, who will now be based at Elliotts in Southampton, said: “Working for a company like Elliotts gives me a chance to learn the ropes and find out about loads of different areas. I’ve already met lots of people that have progressed within the company, so I know there are good opportunities available.”