Greg Durn joins Rudridge as an apprentice.

Rudridge launches new apprenticeship scheme

Published:  28 March, 2014

Rudridge has recently launched a new apprenticeship scheme at its Farnham branch, run in conjunction with the National Merchant Buying Society, and has already taken local resident Greg Durn under its wing.

Mr Durn, aged 19, currently works as a sales co-ordinator of contract sales and will be the first ever person to join Rudridge’s apprenticeship scheme studying for a NVQ Level 3 in customer service.

He said: “I’m delighted to have received the apprenticeship and I’ve had a great start at Rudridge. I’m really looking forward to getting to know all aspects of the business.”

Darren Price, business development manager at Rudridge, added: “We pride ourselves on investing in our staff, so when the opportunity arose for Greg to complete an apprenticeship and learn on the job whilst earning, it was something we felt would work brilliantly both for Greg and the company.”

During his training, Mr Durn will be exposed to all aspects of the business, including time in the yard, the administration department and ultimately providing sales support for Rudridge’s key accounts in the contract sales department.

Mr Price concluded: “We are hoping that this is just the beginning for us. Rudridge is rapidly expanding as a business so we hope to eventually roll out the apprenticeship scheme to our other three depots in Horsham, Gravesend and Brentford.”

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