Kimpton have been delighted to welcome the talented youngster, Josh Anderson, 15 from Wirral Grammar on a work placement. He’s been working closely with the on-site teams to understand what life would be like in the world of mechanical engineering.
Josh, who is studying for GCSE’s, describes himself as reasonably practical but interested in how things work and interact with each other, said he found the whole experience very useful.
“It’s made me think more about the apprenticeship route to university. I’m interested in design and seriously thinking about architecture as a career, but this has made me look more closely at the way to get there. I’ve found it really interesting to be able to see under the skin of buildings and understand what makes them function.
During my week here I’ve been fitting parts in a plant room on the roof of the Hilton hotel, inside the boiler room of a world-famous golf club and in the heart of the Philharmonic student accommodation in Liverpool.
I’ve loved it, it’s been a real experience”
Kimpton have a long history of recruiting and retaining apprentices from within their local community and much of the senior team has joined the business via the apprenticeship route.
Richard Kimpton, Managing Director of the Kimpton Group spoke about the principle of apprenticeships and why he believes they work well for all parties.
“We invest heavily in young talent and have done since the business started in 1964. It gives everyone a chance to take a good look at each other and see if it’s right for them. If you’re prepared to work and learn on the job then it’s an excellent route to build a career and gain the qualifications you need. It’s been great having Josh with us this week and he’s a credit to his school and his family as he’s fitted right in with the team and worked hard to make a positive impression”