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Travis Perkins celebrates 200 new apprentice joiners in 2018

The milestone was reached in the lead-up to National Apprenticeship Week

Posted by Julian Owen | March 07, 2018 | Supplier News

Travis Perkins plc, the building materials supplier, has announced the company has so far recruited 200 new apprentices to join the business in 2018. These new recruits will be working across the group’s more than 20 brands and be at the forefront of the companies’ celebrations for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (5-9 March).

Chantel Marshall, Assistant Branch Manager at Travis Perkins, began her career on the Travis Perkins plc Management Apprenticeship scheme in 2015 and will be on the panel of the “The Big Assembly” – a live video stream that will broadcast to thousands of young people across the country. During the stream, Chantel will share her apprenticeship experience and explain how it helped launch her successful career. The Big Assembly will be broadcast live at 10.30am, on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Chantel said: “Choosing to do an apprenticeship was one of the best decisions I have ever made, so I am really keen to share my experience with others. Apprenticeships are sometimes overlooked but they shouldn’t be as they can help launch great careers.”

Additionally, to help spread the word about apprenticeships, Travis Perkins plc will be taking part in the NAW 2018 '10,000 Talks' movement that is aiming to tell 10,000 people why apprenticeships work. To help, the business will be visiting local schools in the Northampton area and delivering talks and sessions on apprenticeships and all they can offer.

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