East Riding College works with CB Solutions to provide apprentices to their growing business.
Julia Ludolf, CB Solutions’ Company Secretary said, “We have employed apprentices before and taken on apprentices when they’ve completed their apprenticeships elsewhere. I would recommend taking on an apprentice to other employers because I know how hard it is for young people entering the world of employment and even if it doesn’t result in a permanent job at the end of it, the experience they get is invaluable. The benefits to the apprentice and the employer far outweigh any reservations you have at the beginning.
“We’re very happy with our business admin apprentice Emma, she’s really changed, developed, and come out of her shell. She came to us lacking in confidence in herself and her abilities, but she has thoroughly enjoyed it and is really proud of her certificates. She has already completed level two and is moving on to level three. Emma is going to stay with us after that and I hope she will move further into the financial side of things. As a seven million pound turnover business, there’s plenty of scope for her to develop her role.
“The company benefits by getting to shape and mould a young person, to help them develop and learn, and we like to teach them about an industry that’s very big in this area but not a lot of people know about.
“The modular industry has changed so much. It is very innovative and fast-moving. Student accommodation, hotels and homes can be pre-fabricated – and the off-site construction industry is fast-developing new products to meet the needs of the housing crisis. Our apprentices are joining the industry at a very interesting time.”