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.”