Island Roads apprenticeships

By David Keeble

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

APPRENTICESHIP opportunities are on offer for young Islanders thanks to highways company Island Roads.

The Island Roads 2014 Apprenticeship Scheme runs for two years, combining seminar and on-site learning, and participants will work towards nationally recognised NVQ Level 2 qualifications in construction and excavation operations.

Service director Paul Herbert said: "As an Island company we are delighted to be offering further training and employment opportunities to local people.

"These positions will provide guaranteed employment opportunities for young people on the Island and our graduate programme will provide further opportunities for young people who want to develop their skills."

Jacob Pelletier, 16, apprentice who joined Island Roads only seven months ago said: "The scheme is a really good mix of theory and practical training and I’m really pleased with the amount I have learnt in just over six months."

The scheme includes regular residential elements at specialist colleges, in either York or Exeter, and upon successful completion individuals will be rewarded with a permanent job.

For those interested in applying for the Island Roads 2014 Apprenticeship Scheme you can visit the website www.islandroads.com or you can email careers@ringway.co.uk for an application pack. The closing date for applications is May 30, 2014.

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