Travis Perkins celebrates 200 apprentice joiners milestone during National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Travis Perkins –a supplier of building materials to the construction, DIY and home improvement markets – has announced that so far, it has recruited 200 new apprentices to join the business in 2018. These new recruits will be working across the group’s 20+ brands and will be at the forefront of the companies’ celebrations this week for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018).

Louise Powell, head of education and learning at Travis Perkins, said: “We are a huge advocate of apprenticeships at Travis Perkins and we are extremely proud to announce that we have had 200 new apprentices join us in 2018.”

NAW 2018 is taking place this week until Friday, March 9, 2018 and during this period Travis Perkins will be actively celebrating both the value of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to consider them as a path to their career.

Chantel Marshall, assistant branch manager at Travis Perkins, began her career on the Travis Perkins Management Apprenticeship scheme in 2015 and will be on the panel of the “The Big Assembly” – a live video stream that will broadcast to thousands of young people across the country. During the stream, Chantel will share her apprenticeship experience and explain how it helped launch her successful career. The Big Assembly will be broadcast live at 10.30am, on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Chantel said: “Choosing to do an apprenticeship was one of the best decisions I have ever made so I am really keen to share my experience with others. Apprenticeships are sometimes overlooked but they shouldn’t be as they can help launch great careers.”

Additionally, to help spread the word about apprenticeships, Travis Perkins will be taking part in the NAW 2018 10,000 talks movement that is aiming to tell 10,000 people why apprenticeships work. To help, the business will be visiting local schools in the Northampton area and will be delivering talks and sessions on apprenticeships and all they can offer.