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This week sees the launch of a new partnership in Melton Mowbray
which will see young people given the opportunity to become an
JELD WEN - Windows and Stairs have joined forces with Brooksby
Melton College to offer 12 lucky young people the opportunity to be
a bench joinery apprentice with the company. The apprenticeship
will cover a wide range of joinery skills and will enable students
to learn setting out, marking out and production of items
including: windows, doors, patio door frames and staircases.
General Managers at JELD WEN (Melton), Phil Chimento and Phil
Duggan told us, "We are totally committed to training and
developing our workforce and apprenticeship recruitment plays a
major part in making this achievable. JELD WEN will continue
this commitment in the future, ensuring we create a multi-flexible
working environment in readiness for the recovery within the
We believe that we have the perfect platform to nurture young
people into this industry and provide apprentices with the skills,
security, and confidence essential in this challenging
climate. It also gives them the opportunity to gain real work
experience and on-the-job training. From a business perspective it
allows us to develop individuals to meet our specific requirements
and fill future skills gaps. Skills shortages remain an important
issue within the UK and in this industry which we need to address
Debra Smart, Head of Skills & Business at BMC told us, "We
are delighted to be working with JELD WEN on these apprenticeships.
The opportunity for young people to train on the job is one that is
in demand. For both BMC & JELD WEN it is important to invest in
young people to help businesses move forward. We are working with
many different companies to promote apprenticeships and are really
looking forward to seeing this relationship grow with hopefully
more apprentices in the years to come."
Students can apply for the apprenticeships through the National
Apprenticeship Service website on www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
Closing date for applications is Friday 13th April