Friday, October 7, 2011

News: Apprentices begin work at Morrison


Following the successful launch of their Yorkshire Academy, repairs and maintenance service provider, Morrison, has taken on its first group of apprentices in Rotherham.

The ten Rotherham youngsters all aged between 16 and 18, have been given two year contracts to work at Morrison whilst studying for their NVQ Level 2 in Maintenance Operations.

The group began a £60.5m contract to maintain council properties last year and each of the new apprentices will be mentored from within Morrison and have been given their own dedicated mentor to work with on-site four days a week. One day a week spent at the newly opened academy on Thames Street to learn the theory side of their trades.

The course has been specially chosen by Morrison because it will equip the new apprentices with all the skills they need to work in the repairs and maintenance sector. It and covers joinery, plumbing, brickwork, plastering and tiling. Rotherham-based Full Circle Learning Ltd will deliver the various training courses on behalf of Morrison.

Andy Wilson, director of Morrison Rotherham said: "Apprenticeships are a vital part of our industry and we are very pleased to be starting our apprenticeship scheme here in Rotherham. The ten apprentices have now all started and have settled in really well and are enjoying working with their mentors.

"As part of Morrison's commitment to Rotherham Borough Council, we will be hiring 10 apprentices each year for the next three years all of which we hope will come from the Rotherham community."

Morrison website

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