Construction services company J. Tomlinson has taken on three new apprentices and two new trainees to support work on its Ashfield Homes improvements contract.
The news was announced ahead of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, which runs from 6th to 10th March.
Daniel York, 22, has been appointed a plumbing and heating apprentice within the repairs and maintenance department, while 17-year-old apprentice joiner Max Anthony has been hired by J. Tomlinson’s regeneration department.
Danielle Baguley, 17, has been taken on as apprentice customer liaison officer based at J. Tomlinson’s office at Brierley Park Industrial Estate, Stanton Hill.
They have been joined by part-qualified trainee electrician Robyn Burch, 33, from the Ashfield area, who also recently started working at .J Tomlinson after switching from a job in retail to a career in the electrical sector.
Completing the new starters is trainee quantity surveyor Alex Bartin, 19, who is in his first year of a QS degree at Sheffield Hallam University.
In 2015, J. Tomlinson began working on a five-year, £30m improvement programme being invested into Ashfield District Council homes. The contract created around 40 new jobs in the area, and is providing work over the five years for at least 12 apprentices.
The appointment of Daniel, Max and Danielle as apprentices and Robyn and Alex as trainees is part of J. Tomlinson’s commitment to training young people, and all will be involved in the Ashfield Homes programme of work, which includes replacement kitchens, bathrooms, central heating systems, electrical installations, roof coverings, windows and external doors.
As well as on-the-job training, Daniel will study at Vision West Nottinghamshire College for an NVQ Level 3 Plumbing and Heating, while Max, a former student of Holgate Academy, Hucknall, will study for an NVQ Level 3 in Joinery at the college.
“I’d like to welcome our new apprentices and trainees to the J Tomlinson team,” said J Tomlinson regeneration director Antony Newton.
“As a company, we are committed to investing in apprentices and trainees across a range of disciplines. We currently have several apprentices and trainees undertaking work-based and college-based learning and training, plus many employees who have been appointed on permanent contracts after successfully completing their apprenticeships schemes.
“The Ashfield Homes contract we secured in 2015 has given us the opportunity to create jobs in the area, as well as taking on apprentices and trainees, which is good news for the local economy.”
Cllr Keir Morrison, portfolio holder for housing at Ashfield District Council, added: “We are pleased that as part of the Ashfield Homes contract, J Tomlinson is able to invest in the future of these young people. With the current skills shortage within the construction industry, offering apprenticeships and traineeships shows they are committed to addressing these skills gaps.”
J. Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, working with private sector and public sector organisations.
Pictured are Daniel York, J. Tomlinson operations manager Ian West, J. Tomlinson apprentice joiner Max Anthony, Ashfield Homes Service Directorate Paul Parkinson, J. Tomlinson part-qualified trainee electrician Robyn Burch, and J. Tomlinson trainee quantity surveyor Alex Bartin.