Leading British kitchen manufacturer, Moores, have been upskilling and inspiring the next generation of designers, manufacturers, and marketeers through offering a variety of apprenticeship schemes.
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week (8th -11th February), the company have been promoting their schemes as part of their long-term plans to bring new talent into the kbb industry and inspire a new wave of young professionals who are eager to be at the forefront of modern kitchen manufacturing.
Alongside their policy for equal opportunities, Moores believe apprenticeships are essential to personal growth and career development, enabling those with passion and drive to get hands on experience within the competitive job market. The company currently has three apprentices working within various areas of the business.
Freya Sapcote has been working as a HR apprentice since 2021. She comments:
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Moores and have been given a well-rounded overview of a busy environment that covers all aspects of HR. It’s given me a great opportunity to gain knowledge from the team, which has helped with me with my development and CIPD qualification.”
Taking an apprenticeship in Health & Safety, Philip Connolly is working at Moores alongside studying for an NVQ Level 3. Having previously worked at Moores for 5 years in product engineering alongside being the company’s safety champion, Philip discovered early on that he would like to pursue a career within this area.
“The apprenticeship has given me valuable experience and really allowed me to develop my practical skills. Not only this, but it has provided me with the first-hand insight into what it takes to be a leading contributor in developing safety, health, and environmental awareness through processes and policies.
“I would highly recommend an apprenticeship. It has inspired me to better myself and once completed I will have a professional qualification that will undoubtedly broaden my career prospects.”
Steve Parkin, CEO of Moores Furniture Group, champions the scheme:
“To build the workforce of the future we need to inspire the next generation. The kbb industry is an exciting sector that offers a huge range of job roles from shop floor manufacturing through to analytical and managerial roles, making the opportunities endless. But it’s not just about careers, it’s about helping young people to build their confidence and develop skills that are essential to personal and professional growth.”
To find out more visit www.moores.co.uk