Travis Perkins plc has already recruited 200 apprentices in 2018

Published:  05 March, 2018

Travis Perkins plc celebrates the 200-apprentice milestone in the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

Travis Perkins plc is proud to announce that in the run up to the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) the company has so far recruited 200 new apprentices to join the business in 2018. These new recruits will be working across the group’s 20+ industry leading brands and will be at the forefront of the companies’ celebrations for NAW 2018.

Louise Powell, Head of Education & Learning at Travis Perkins plc said: “We are a huge advocate of apprenticeships at Travis Perkins and we are extremely proud to announce that we have had 200 new apprentices join us in 2018. In the run-up to NAW 2018 we want to reaffirm just how committed we are to apprenticeships and apprentices.”

NAW 2018 will be taking place from 5 to 9 March 2018 and during this period Travis Perkins plc will be actively celebrating both the value of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to consider them as a path to a rewarding career.

Chantel Marshall, Assistant Branch Manager at Travis Perkins, began her career on the Travis Perkins plc Management Apprenticeship scheme in 2015 and will be on the panel of the “The Big Assembly” – a live video stream that will broadcast to thousands of young people across the country. During the stream, Chantel will share her apprenticeship experience and explain how it helped launch her successful career. The Big Assembly will be broadcast live at 10.30am, on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Chantel said: “Choosing to do an apprenticeship was one of the best decisions I have ever made so I am really keen to share my experience with others. Apprenticeships are sometimes overlooked but they shouldn’t be as they can help launch great careers.”

Additionally, to help spread the word about apprenticeships, Travis Perkins plc will be taking part in the NAW 2018 10,000 talks movement that is aiming to tell 10,000 people why apprenticeships work. To help, the business will be visiting local schools in the Northampton area and will be delivering talks and sessions on apprenticeships and all they can offer.

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