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Apprentice’s First Step On The Career Ladder With Winvic

Posted on August 18, 2017 in Careers and employment

A TRAINEE carpenter has taken the first vital step onto the career ladder with Winvic through our involvement in Coventry City Council’s apprentice initiative.

Teenager Kane Davey will be working as part of our team on the new Amazon distribution centre which is currently being constructed at Lyons Park in Coventry.

We have pledged our support for the Construction Shared Apprenticeship Scheme that sees the local council implement Employment and Skills Plans on most major developments in the city, which in this case is the redevelopment of the former Jaguar site.

“Working alongside experienced staff is a great way for Kane to learn the skills that are key to his trade and we’re excited to see where his apprenticeship will take him next.”

Rebecca Schwarz, Human Resources Manager, Winvic

It is part of our ongoing commitment to offering young people the chance to develop real-life skills in the construction industry and launch their careers.

Rebecca Schwarz, our Human Resources Manager, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to help Kane take his first steps on the career ladder.

“Working alongside experienced staff is a great way for him to learn the skills that are key to his trade and we’re excited to see where his apprenticeship will take him next.”

Kane, a 19-year-old from Binley in Coventry, said: “I’m really enjoying working on the Amazon warehouse and getting stuck into the world of work.

“I’ll be working with the carpentry contractors on site, fitting kitchen units, hanging doors and fitting window boards. It’s great to think I’ll be part of such a huge site and a landmark construction. I hope this is just the first site of many as I begin my career.”

The Coventry and Warwickshire Construction Shared Apprenticeship Scheme is a collaboration between BAM Construct UK, Coventry City Council and local colleges who support young people aged 16-24 to develop careers in the construction industry.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “Kane is employed through our award winning Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.

“It’s fantastic to see a local lad getting his first break on such a huge site which will create even more jobs when it is up and running. Kane is a great example of how we are working hard to make the most of these opportunities.”

The Winvic Way

The Winvic Way means challenging ourselves to constantly improve our service and our processes in order to deliver competitive advantage for our clients.

Winvic has provided multidisciplinary construction services on a national scale since 2001, and ever since has been fostering relationships with a growing list of public and private sector clients. Known for forging pioneering schemes, excelling across all sectors, and affording flexibility to developers and occupiers alike, Winvic has been built on foundations where expectations are exceeded.

Widely known as the UK’s leading industrial ‘shed specialist’, our expertise spans many areas; civils and infrastructure, build-to-rent, student accommodation, office and commercial, fit out works and specialist sustainable builds, including the fulfilment of turnkey project requirements. Our open approach to schemes of any size allows us to be flexible, we have an enviable record of project delivery and we are committed to delivering an ever improving quality of service and product, responsibly, ethically and safely. That’s just the Winvic Way.

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