Follow its ethos of attracting young people to the industry, Otto Mathiesen, maintenance manager at Russell Roof Tiles’ Burton on Trent concrete site has recruited three young individuals to join his team as apprentices.
Liam Harrison, Shaun Large and Zane Poulton, all aged 16-17, have joined the Russell Roof Tiles as maintenance apprentices.
Otto commented: “I am excited to have Liam, Shaun and Zane join the team and to be able to support them in their careers. They are incredibly hard-working, ambitious and are dedicated to learning as much as they can, which makes me so proud of them already. It is wonderful to see them all settling in so well and gives me a real buzz. I’m hopeful we can support the trio to become future engineers at the company.”
“I’d encourage young people to think about apprenticeships as it’s a fantastic way to get real hands-on experience in the industry. I am delighted that Russell Roof Tiles is leading the way in the drive for younger talent in the sector. They are ultimately the future and also a great way to begin tackling the skills shortage gap the industry is facing.”
Commenting on joining the team, Zane said: “I am really enjoying working at Russell Roof Tiles and learning from Otto and the rest of the team. Otto is a great teacher and the support from the entire team has been incredible.”
Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, added: “We are committed to taking on talented, ambitious apprentices and help them to thrive in their careers. We are so pleased that we can support Zane, Liam and Shaun in their journey in the industry and are equally eager and always want to hear from anyone interested in a career in manufacturing.”