Genlec strengthen workforce through apprenticeship programme

9th December 2019

As part of M&E solutions provider, Genlec’s, ambitious growth and expansion plans, the Greater Manchester-based firm has stepped up its commitment to creating ongoing training and employment opportunities under five apprenticeship schemes.

The group, all of whom are studying a full electrical contracting apprenticeship programme, range in age from 17 to 31, and are at various stages of their four year studies. 

Kade McKenna, from Irlam, Manchester, aged 17, joined the team at the end of last year alongside 19 years old Lewis Bailey also from Manchester. Sam Southworth from Wigan, aged 19, joined the team three years ago whilst James Walker, from Liverpool is one of the firms older learners at 31, and is currently in his fourth year of training as is Iain Thornley who is 27 and from Wigan – he is due to complete his Levels 2 and 3 later this month.

All of the apprentices are working on site at various Genlec projects, carrying out coursework and academic work in collaboration with the firm and their local college. On successful completion of the course, all apprentices will be offered a full time role at Genlec.

“Apprentices have always been an important part of our business. We recognise our responsibility to offer long term sustainable training programmes to young people that will lead to permanent employment opportunities. We currently have five apprentices working with us and are committed to supporting them throughout their training and career journey’s. “Across the UK, we are seeing fewer young people choose to follow a career in construction, which is placing huge strain and pressure on our industry. We aim to offer an attractive package to our apprentices, providing a great place to work, full time employment opportunities, with the network and support of a fantastic team.”

Jonathan Twentyman, Managing Director at Genlec

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