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  • Work Experience for Nick

    We’ve always believed that work experience is a great way to connect business with the brightest young talent. One way to make sure this connection works well, is through offering placements for apprentices, whilst they are studying.

    Very few young people really know what they want to do when they finish their conventional schooling. Most follow in the footsteps of parents, friends or peers. But apprenticeships allow them to get out into the world and try different roles to see what suits them and where they feel they fit best.

    For many, university beckons, but the fear of debt and the alternative of wanting to get on with work and start earning, effectively precludes this option. Our own Grace Roberts, before she joined the Kimpton team, knew in her mind that University wasn’t for her and has found the move into work via an apprenticeship a smooth transition.

    We’re working with Read Construction and Wrexham City Council on the three sheltered housing projects at Tir Y Capel and LLys Y Myndd. The project is a mix of refurbishment and new build to create a whole new style of retirement housing. The work for us is a mix of ASHP installation and general heating and hot water provision throughout. As part of the contract, we agreed to take four apprentices on individual placements to work with us on site.

    The first of these was Nick. He literally threw himself into the role with enthusiasm and determination that the whole site team were impressed with. He showed a real drive to succeed and impress. This enthusiasm was backed up with a genuine aptitude for the role too. By the end of the placement, he was very much part of the team and working well, which just shows how valuable these experiences can be

    Pictured below is Tom Jones of Kimpton who mentored Nick during his placement, Nick in the middle and Darren Cartwright of Read Construction on the right.

    Nick is proudly holding his new tool bag and tools that were presented to him as a thank you for his hard work funded by both the Kimpton team and BSS who supplied the tools.

    Nick was the first of four planned apprentice placements and we are committed to ensuring they have a great experience and get the chance to find out for themselves whether mechanical services and site work is a life they feel they will fit well.

    Nick being presented with tool kit after 4 week work experience placement

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