Style is celebrating its investment in apprenticeships after seeing one of its apprentices take up a full-time position three years after joining.
Scott McKenna first arrived at Style on an apprenticeship scheme in 2014, spending four days a week working at its southern offices, using the other day to study for an NVQ in Construction Contracting Operations and a BTEC in Construction in the Built Environment at City College Southampton.
His time with Style began in the estimating team, yet his aptitude for technology was spotted early on and, as a result, he was sent on a CAD training course with on-going in-house development and client exposure. Three years on, a full-time position became available as a CAD Technician and, due to Scott’s dedication to learning and focus on his studies, it was an easy decision for Style to offer him the opportunity.
“Seeing Scott develop, learn and work extremely hard under our apprenticeship scheme proves that this route into employment works very well for both the company and individual,” said group managing director, Julian Sargent.
“As the UK’s leading moveable partitioning wall specialist, Style is proud of its youth development policy, and we’re committed to bringing in an increasing number of young apprentices who wish to learn, develop and grow, of which Scott is a fine example.
“In our northern office, another very talented young member of the team has completed a two year apprenticeship and is now in year one of his HNC, and our midlands office also has two studying for their HNDs.”
Style works in close partnership with local colleges with support from the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), developing many incredibly talented, hard-working and enthusiastic young people who are emerging from schools and colleges.