Within the group Elite have recruited, with the assistance of Leeds College of Building, 2 new apprentices, a heating & ventilation fitter apprentice for EBSE and a Service and Maintenance apprentice for EMS.
The Elite Group have always placed great strategic and commercial importance, as well as meeting its social responsibility in training, especially apprentices. From past experience we have found that if the company is willing to commit to training, not just employing but mentoring trainees they become a very valuable asset to the company.
Both Aaron Jewitt and Oliver Naylor commenced their apprenticeship in November 2014 and attend Leeds College of Building on block release dates throughout the year, this enables the company to give invaluable site experience whilst allowing ongoing training without disruption to site labour management and planning. The training will be undertaken over the next 2 to 3 years to attain NVQ Level 3.
Mel Connolly commented that we interviewed 6 students, both mature and younger students, it was an interesting process and we found it difficult to decide on just 2 people as all 6 were excellent and employable candidates, a credit to themselves and to the college.
I would strongly recommend companies consider employing apprentices now whilst the quality of candidates is so high.