“Apprenticeships Work” – just ask J Tomlinson
February 27, 2018
As J Tomlinson gears up for National Apprenticeship Week, the firm has hired three new apprentices and one trainee – which brings the total number of apprentices appointed by the business over the last year to eight.
Three additional new plumbing apprenticeship opportunities are also expected shortly.
The new recruits are spread across a range of divisions and support services within the company, and demonstrate the firm’s commitment to supporting the next generation of professionals.
Mark Davis, CEO at Nottingham-based J Tomlinson, commented: “We are pleased to once again be supporting National Apprenticeship Week. It is a pleasure to welcome on board our latest apprentices and trainees, and I very much look forward to following their career progression over the coming year.
“We offer a variety of roles across the business, and believe fully in providing individuals with the training and support they need in order to gain a head start in their chosen field.”
In a bid to encourage even more new talent to the firm, J Tomlinson will be attending Sheffield City Council’s ‘Apprenticeships: Be Inspired’ event on Wednesday 7th March. In 2017, the event attracted over 700 16-18-year-old students looking to kickstart a rewarding career.
The company will also showcase its latest opportunities at Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, which is being held at the Bulwell Riverside Sports Hall on Friday 9th March.
National Apprenticeship Week 2018 runs 5 to 9 March, with this year’s theme – ‘Apprenticeships Work’ – focusing on the benefits for individuals, employers, the community and the wider economy.
The latest apprentices to join J Tomlinson include Abbie Smedley, 20, who has been appointed as an apprentice administrator within the Facilities Management team. Since joining the business in January, Abbie’s role has seen her assisting with a variety of administrative duties on behalf of the Commercial Maintenance and Project Management teams, including producing health and safety operations manuals, and responding to telephone and email enquiries.
Twenty-six-year-old Danny Pursglove has been hired by J Tomlinson’s IT department as business systems trainee, and will be heavily involved in the implementation and maintenance of the company’s new asset management software, as well as the training of staff.
Gas apprentices, Kai Freeman and Bradley Maude – aged 17 and 18 – have joined the company’s Repairs and Maintenance team. Kai and Bradley are currently studying their Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating at Nottingham College, and their roles see them assisting with the planned and responsive installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components across a wide range of housing schemes.
J Tomlinson has experienced wide success as a result of its welcoming approach to the support and training of apprentices and trainees, with many of J Tomlinson’s employees having opted to ‘learn as they earned’ at the beginning of their careers. One notable example is Joe Gent who – last year – won the East Midlands fbe ‘Rising Star’ award, having joined the company as a mechanical and electrical engineering apprentice and progressed to a trainee M&E quantity surveyor at a remarkable rate.
Jim Beard, Industry Lead – Construction & Built Environment at Nottingham College commented: “The ever-growing disparity between job seekers and the number of available jobs means it’s more difficult than ever for young people to find suitable and consistent employment.
“The opportunities available to apprentices and trainees – such as those offered by J Tomlinson – are a fantastic way of helping individuals take their first steps in pursuing a rewarding career.
“As well as contributing to the local economy and the community, training providers such as Nottingham College also benefit from partnerships like the one we enjoy with J Tomlinson, helping us to attract more new students to the college with great success stories. We are delighted to have just signed up three extra plumbing apprentices with J Tomlinson.”
J Tomlinson, which provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management, and which works primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, has a number of apprenticeships throughout the business in a range of roles from joinery and plumbing through to heating.
Visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk/careers to view the latest opportunities across the business.