The UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has launched an apprenticeship scheme to attract new talent into offsite manufacturing
Collaborating with Weston College, the company is looking to employ up to six apprentices to train as plumbers, electricians and bathroom fitters at its factory in Highbridge, Somerset.
The company will also be giving up to 10 existing production staff the opportunity to join a new apprenticeship scheme for team leadership and to train as electricians and plumbers.
This will give them additional skills and valuable career progression.
Commenting on the new scheme, Steve Dancer, Factory Manager at Offsite Solutions, said:
“Apprentices are constantly learning new techniques and bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm into a business which they pass onto their colleagues.
“This approach fits really well into our commitment to encouraging innovation through offsite manufacturing, to help reinforce our position as the UK’s market leader in factory-built bathrooms.
“Our aim is for the apprenticeship scheme to provide us with a pool of talented individuals who will benefit from first-hand experience within our manufacturing operations and gain relevant qualifications to help their personal development and maximise their potential.
“The quality of our workforce is fundamental to the long-term success of our business and our trainees will play a vital role in ensuring we continue to achieve our ambitious plans for growth.”
Commenting on the benefits of an apprenticeship, Ian Porter, Associate Business Development Office at Weston College, said: “Apprenticeships deliver for businesses, individuals and the economy.
“They enable young people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and for businesses, this is a productive and effective way for them to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.”
Offsite Solutions offers a comprehensive and expanding range of bathroom pods to suit different building types and applications.
The low maintenance bathroom pods have been used in student accommodations up and down the country and benefited care homes, social housing and healthcare buildings.