Hull employer reaches JTL apprenticeship century

15 October 2015     JTL

Employer Kingstown Works Limited (KWL) is a locally-based contractor in the Hull area, who has shown the value of apprenticeship recruitment by taking on 107 JTL apprentices from 2007 to 2015.

Established in 2006, KWL now operates as “one of Hull and East Riding’s leading building, repair and maintenance contractors”. The company currently employs nearly 400 people from the local area, and aims to be a “one-stop shop” for their customers.

Roger Grannon, KWL’s Operations Manager, explains, saying: “We are proud to serve the community by providing services to approximately 26,000 homes in the Hull area.”

All 107 of KWL’s full-time JTL apprentices are already trained, or will be trained, to City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 standards, including the 14 who have been taken on so far in 2015.

Evidence of KWL’s excellent achievement in recruitment comes from the fact that they have retained 85 per cent of the apprentices who have trained with the company, with another 10 per cent taking up alternative employment opportunities with other companies.

Another fantastic figure is the 7 per cent of apprentices trained who have now progressed from full-time tradespeople into supervisory positions across the business.

KWL also work hard to complement the local economy. Alongside JTL, they work closely with a number of other training providers, including Hull College, Hull Training and CITB to source their apprenticeship programme.

As well as this, the company is an active member of the Humber Training Group, from which they are able to source bespoke training courses to complement the company’s diverse training needs.

Kingstown Works Ltd, based in Hull

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