“Apprenticeships are vital for our business and an attractive recruitment option for employers”, so says Kristine Pollock, Group Human Resources Director at Ringway
Businesses across the country, such as Ringway, are increasingly realising the enormous benefits that Apprenticeship Schemes create, not only in terms of a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention. Ringway is a streamlined organisation providing a comprehensive range of integrated services – from routine and winter maintenance to manufacturing and installation of signs, production and laying of road marking materials and specialised surfacings. The cyclical nature of road construction contracting and maintenance means that we require a highly skilled and mobile workforce.
We have a successful history of hiring and developing apprentices. Our apprenticeship ethos stems from the key skills the company requires now and in the future. Working closely with Construction Skills and Askham Bryan College in York, we have developed a Highways Maintenance Apprenticeship programme that has proven extremely successful in generating committed and enthusiastic students.
The Ringway Apprenticeship Scheme started in 2007, running alongside our Graduate Programme. The scheme is an additional tool to harness fresh talent and provides a systematic stream of trained, qualified individuals who, over time, will move around within our business to provide the specialist skills needed to maintain our complex operations. On completion of the course...
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