The PTS management apprentices.
Apprenticeship scheme sets strong skill foundations at PTS
Published: 06 March, 2014
PTS has re-affirmed its commitment to developing home-grown talent and supporting those making their first move into the plumbing and heating industry with the introduction of its Management Apprenticeship Scheme.
Eight apprentices from across four regions - London, Midlands, North East and Scotland – are currently developing their skills on the two-year programme. The first year of the scheme focuses on educating the students on all areas of the PTS business, while the second year sees them developing core management skills.
The Management Apprenticeship Scheme reflects PTS’ objective of encouraging skills into the industry and ensuring high-quality personnel within its own team who can progress through to assistant branch manager and other senior supervisory roles.
Andy Brook, PTS regional director, said: “The Management Apprenticeship Scheme has two strands; firstly we want our candidates to gain knowledge and secondly to learn how to apply this expertise to the plumbing and heating industry. The scheme will also play an important part in attracting the high calibre candidates we want for our own team and reflects our recognition of ever-evolving customer needs and the requirement for a forward-thinking and specialist group of individuals to support them.”
Jessica Hunt, a PTS management apprentice, added: “This scheme is a strong introduction to the plumbing and heating industry - I’m currently working towards receiving a qualification and gaining on-the-job experience. It’s great to see merchants like PTS supporting us in this way, as it can be difficult to combine work and study so effectively.”
The apprentices will achieve the equivalent of an A Level in Management alongside invaluable business training and insights.