In keeping with its mission to develop homegrown talent, so key in its growing success and forward ambitions, Russell Taylor has extended its partnership with Progress to Excellence, with whom they are driving some very exciting skills initiatives.
In its relatively short history Russell Taylor Holdings, within all of its subsidiaries, has supported over 50 apprenticeship programmes, with most of these young people now firmly positioned at the core of the business.
As part of its continued, ambitious growth plans a move to a newly refurbished HQ at Burton Manor coincides with not only the recruitment of 4 new apprentices for the Group, but in addition Progress to Excellence are supporting further accredited programmes for the continued development of other, recently appointed young trainees.
Emma Stewart (pictured right) started with the business as an apprentice in March 2016, now Senior Administrator – Level 2 Team Leader
Issy Crotty (pictured middle) started with the business in Jan ’19 – Level 2 Business Administration
Grace Malkin (pictured left) started with the business last month – Level 2 Business Administration
Louise Lloyd (not pictured as she only recently started with us!) – Finance Apprentice
So, should you consider having an apprentice for your business?
Having an apprentice on board with your business can have various benefits, so it is definitely worth looking into!
1) Helping you plan for the future, and fill skills shortages within your industry: research has shown that 25% of former apprentices are promoted within 12 months of finishing their qualification.
2) Your staff can progress onto further qualifications at higher levels, which helps to promote growth within your business.
3) Having an apprentice can boost productivity to your business, increase motivation, and also staff retention.