Community Gateway is proud to support National Apprenticeships Week 2024. We have colleagues across the business who started their careers as apprentices and have progressed into a variety of roles.
Gas Supervisor Glenn Kellett started with us as an apprentice. Glenn told us:
“The reason I wanted to do an apprenticeship when I left school was because I wanted to earn money while I was working towards getting my qualifications. I didn’t want to go to college full time so going one day a week while working the other four days was perfect for me. I did my plumbing apprenticeship at Preston City Council and then progressed through my gas qualifications. I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone wanting to get into the construction industry as you not only learn practical hands on skills but also quickly learn good people skills from working with other operatives and also dealing with customers on a daily basis.”
Kate Lewin, People Services Business Partner, added:
“We partner with Blackpool and Fylde College, Preston College and Wigan and Leigh College to deliver the classroom-based elements of the apprenticeship frameworks. I didn’t do an apprenticeship myself, but having seen the success of others who did and the wide range of subjects on offer, it’s definitely a route I would encourage others to consider.”
We currently have apprentices in gas, electrical, plastering and finance. Whilst we don’t have any vacancies at the moment, you can register for job alerts on our website which will notify you when any apprenticeship vacancies come up.