A major Dewsbury employer has shown its faith in youth by recruiting three new apprentices.
The trio will join kitchen manufacturer Rixonway’s training programme, which already has 10 apprentices working in areas such as accounting, maintenance, estimating, quality, machinery, planning and purchasing. The newcomers will be based in the customer service division.
Eight past apprentices have also secured permanent jobs with the firm after completing their training, which allows them to study for NVQ courses on a day release basis at local colleges. Rixonway recently welcomed local MP Paula Sherriff to their site, where she met current apprentices.
“Doing an apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get real work experience whilst earning on the job. Working at Rixonway has given me the opportunity to really develop my skills and take the next steps on my career ladder,” said Laura Brentnall, who has recently finished her office administration apprenticeship.
Rixonway works with local schools to offer work experience and factory visits, and provides CV writing workshops and interview training.
“We are constantly looking to offer apprenticeships and positions to the brightest talent looking for new opportunities. I would strongly urge people to consider apprenticeships to learn a valuable skill alongside qualifications and on-the-job experience,” said sales and marketing director David Anderson.