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Leading UK employer to boost apprenticeship numbers

19 March 2015     JTL

Willmott Dixon, one of the UK’s leading employers within the social housing maintenance sector, will be looking to boost its apprentice provision by another 31 per cent during the coming year.

Willmott Dixon, who have a number of JTL apprentices on their books, have announced the increase as part of the expansion of their award-winning training programme. The company is seeking to recruit an additional five apprentices in the Birmingham area in the near future, with the individuals brought on board to work on the firm’s contract with Birmingham City Council.

The news also comes in the week following National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March), which celebrates apprenticeships and their positive impacts on individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole.

Ezra Falconer, a JTL apprentice already recruited by Willmott Dixon, said: “Undertaking an apprenticeship with a leading company like Willmott Dixon has provided me with the environment to thrive”.

Falconer, 18, who is from the Kings Heath area and works as an electrical apprentice at Willmott Dixon’s Birmingham South branch added: “I am thrilled to have this opportunity, and it’s great to hear about the growing commitment for next year.”

Mick Williamson, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships, said: “Each year, we seek to build on the numbers of apprentices employed, and this year, with the growth of business, we are seeking to increase numbers by 31 per cent. We are firm believers that our apprentices make such a huge impact on our business and are ambassadors for the company.

“Our skills programmes and initiatives allow hundreds of people to access and enhance knowledge to help them have a successful career. We firmly believe apprentices are the future of our business and through initiatives such as this, we look forward to them being a part of our continued growth plans.”

Willmott Dixon

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