Pro Installer January 2022 - Issue 106 - Page 41

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Access Training UK Launches New Recruitment Arm

Online learning portal Access Training UK has announced a new recruitment arm , which will help its students find a position and develop their career long after their initial training .
The new service will build upon the support already offered to trainees and allow them to benefit from three years of career support from the moment they start training . Extending beyond the completion of their course , the dedicated service will cover everything from CV support and interview prep to setting up their own business , ensuring trainees have the support they need to make their goals a reality .
Lauren Caldwell , newly appointed Recruitment Manager at Access Training UK , comments :
“ Since starting at Access , I haven ’ t looked back . Having worked with people and recruitment for eight years it ’ s been great to get to grips with a new industry . There are two main points that set Access Training UK apart for me ,
1 . How rewarding the work is , helping people achieve their long time goals will never get old to me .
2 . The support from the wider team at Access is unparalleled , everyone is focused on helping our students achieve above and beyond and this really shows at every level within the business .
Jamie Jefferies , CEO of Access Training UK , added :
“ Our main focus has always been our students . This drives us to constantly evolve and look at ways to enhance the support we offer . Often , we are approached with an ‘ end goal ’ in mind , like becoming a high-end carpenter or starting their own plumbing business . So , our thinking is always not only how we can support them to gain their desired qualifications , but how we can help achieve their dream career .
This new unmatched recruitment service builds upon that focus and ensures our students have access to a dedicated team whose sole responsibility is to support their future aspirations and help them achieve their individual goals .”
About Access Training UK
Access Training UK is the UK ’ s leading vocational training course provider , offering career specific training courses that deliver industry recognised qualifications of the highest quality .
At Access Training UK , students benefit from a flexible 3-stage training programme , enabling them to build a course around their own schedule . Each course begins with unlimited online learning , followed by in-centre practical training and three years of unrivalled career and employment support .
www . accesstraininguk . co . uk


Leading uPVC and aluminium fabricator Dekko Window Systems has taken on four new apprentices , strengthening its commitment to upskilling young people and tackling the industry ’ s skills shortage .
Sales Director Kurt Greatrex comments : “ The skills gap is a huge issue facing the industry at the moment , and I predict for a long time to come .
“ While we ’ ve all been stretched due to increased demand , at the same time , an ageing workforce is retiring , and we ’ re just not getting enough skilled workers in to replace them .
“ At Dekko , it ’ s our goal to limit the impact of the skills gap on our customers as much as possible , and one proven way to do this is with an apprenticeship programme .
“ We ’ ve started with four , but we will soon be looking into recruiting more apprentices and upskilling young workers , with the long-term goal of growing and developing a motivated , skilled and qualified workforce to add to our already talented team .”
Dekko ’ s four new apprentices have taken on roles in HR , manufacturing and engineering , while a fifth apprentice is soon due to take on a marketing role , where they will be in charge of internal marketing , tracking leads and opportunities for
regular business , as well as looking after social media accounts for the company ’ s trade counters .
Kurt continues : “ As a business , we are committed to doing what we can to mitigate the industry ’ s skills shortage , as well as helping the regeneration of the economy following the pandemic by creating opportunities for young people .
“ By taking them on , we ’ re giving them a chance to learn on the job , and developing valuable skillsets that will contribute to the industry .”
www . dekkowindows . com

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