Name: Dan Jaques
Job title: Apprentice Engineer
Employer: Boiler Cert
Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering
Nottingham plumbing and heating firm invests in apprentices to build future success
A growing young Nottingham plumbing and heating firm says investing in ambitious apprentices is an important route to future expansion and success.
Bridgeford Business Park-based BoilerCert director Lyndsey Keightley says the 16-strong engineering team actively looks to train and develop apprentices so they can expand and build a like-minded, ambitious unit that will take the business into the future.
What they needed
“We expect a lot and that’s why we’re also prepared to give a lot back. We want to invest in training and skills over and above the day-to-day and we want to employ and bring on people that are hungry for knowledge and want a real career, not just a job.”
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The 12-year-old firm was launched by Charlie Keightley in 2008 and works closely with Nottingham estate agents to maintain their tenanted properties. The business has grown year-on-year and has nurtured four apprentices over that time, with a view to take on more.
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What makes the Academy different
She said: “Often we’ve found that they don’t report back how apprentices are doing or even whether they are turning up for their training sessions. When you are a small firm, you can’t always chase apprentices down or handle some of the more complicated, time-consuming paperwork and arrangements, it just adds time to a very long day.”