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Chemicals specialist grows apprentice numbers

Published 21st September, 2018 by Neil Nixon

Chemicals specialist grows apprentice numbers

Christeyns, manufacturer and supplier of detergents and supporting chemicals for the UK laundry sector, has taken on four new apprentices, bringing the total of talented youngsters on its scheme up to 10. The company has been recruiting apprentices for the last six years and takes its role as mentor for tomorrow’s talent very seriously. Two apprenticeship places are on offer each year but due to the high quality of entrants, the firm doubled its apprenticeship hires to four.

Zachari Adams and Lucy Duckworth have joined the company on a Higher Apprenticeship, starting with a 12-month foundation period that takes them around the business to understand ‘how the work works’. Keiron Todd and Hena Arif have secured Foundation Apprenticeships and will spend 24 months working in all areas of the business whist studying for a level 2 NVQ qualification in a specific business area. In addition, all four apprentices will also take a level 2 NVQ qualification in Business Improvement Techniques. Their career pathways will not be chosen until toward the end of the foundation period, and could ultimately be anywhere in the business.

Neville Kildunne, works manager and apprenticeship scheme mentor at Christeyns, said: “Our apprenticeship programme provides an excellent training ground where new recruits are fully immersed in the business from day one. We offer a mix of study and work experience that gives exposure to all areas of our business.”

Picture shows: Nine of the 10 apprentices at Christeyns. Back row (left to right): Jordan Jeffrey, Jordan Smith, Adam Brookfield, Michael Todd, and Liam Humphreys. Front row (left to right): the new apprentices - Lucy Duckworth, Zachari Adams, Keiran Todd, Hena Arif. Missing is Joe Pearson.

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