Poole building firm's pledge on apprentices

APPRENTICES: Stepnell employees joiner Alex Smith, site carpenter Scott Lyons and joiner Adam Green

APPRENTICES: Stepnell employees joiner Alex Smith, site carpenter Scott Lyons and joiner Adam Green

First published in News

A BUILDING firm is marking National Apprenticeship Week with a pledge to have 10 per cent of its workforce made up of appren-tices, trainees and graduates.

Family-owned Poole business Stepnell currently has 13 apprentices in training across the south of England and the Midlands.

The firm hopes its apprenticeship programme – which covers such trades as joinery, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plant mechanics and groundworks – will attract more young people into construction careers.

Its training programme offers work experience as well as one- to-one mentoring.

Karen Ryan, Stepnell best practice manager, said: “National Apprenticeship Week provides us with a great opportunity to promote construction careers and the wide range of fantastic opportunities our industry offers both men and women.

“Stepnell has always been a great supporter and believer in apprenticeships which have played an important role in helping the business attract, train and recruit talented new people.

“These people have in turn, brought fresh ideas and inno-vation into the company, ensuring our long-term growth and success.”

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3:12pm Fri 7 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

So if I get my head down and work really hard one day I could become a builders apprentice on £2.68 an hour?

whoopty **** ing do.
So if I get my head down and work really hard one day I could become a builders apprentice on £2.68 an hour? whoopty **** ing do. BoscVegas
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9:03pm Fri 7 Mar 14

carrrob says...

At least there getting out there off there game consoles and learning a trade you k--b .
At least there getting out there off there game consoles and learning a trade you k--b . carrrob
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1:15pm Mon 10 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

carrrob wrote:
At least there getting out there off there game consoles and learning a trade you k--b .
yes I agree but they are being used as a source of cheap labour and the only people benefitting are the company's owners. Trainees should at least be paid a living wage say £5 p/h min.
[quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: At least there getting out there off there game consoles and learning a trade you k--b .[/p][/quote]yes I agree but they are being used as a source of cheap labour and the only people benefitting are the company's owners. Trainees should at least be paid a living wage say £5 p/h min. BoscVegas
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