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Russell Taylor celebrates the success of its workforce of the future

Posted by Georgie Betts on 5/03/2018
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Apprentices, their successes and the huge contribution they make to the business are being celebrated by Russell Taylor Group as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

With six new apprentices now in place, the company is using this celebratory week – running from Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 9 - to re-affirm its stance on putting young people at the heart of its future development.

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is Apprenticeships Work and Ben Russell, chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings Ltd, said: “This is most certainly true for this business as our apprentices will develop here as our own ‘home grown’ talent and become key members of our workforce.

“These young people will learn and develop with the business to become part of a loyal and highly-skilled workforce embedded with a company ethos and be given the right support to move on in their careers.”

“Our people are our most vital asset; we believe in a supportive environment where people come first.”

Hannah O’Brien, Annalise Clegg and Nathan Rowe have joined Russell Taylor Group as apprentice administrators. Calvin Summers is an IT apprentice, Zoe Cassidy is finance apprentice while Molly Ramsay is apprentice receptionist.

All are based at Russell Taylor Group’s national headquarters at Riverside Park, Bromborough.

Since its formation 12 years ago, the company has recruited more than 20 young apprentices across all areas of sales, finance and business services, most of whom are still in the business today. Eight of the apprentices have joined the business in the past two years.

Ben added: “Through our apprenticeship programme, we have seen clear, proven advantages not only for the company as a whole but also for the future of our young apprentices.

“We are very proud of our record in nurturing young people who have become valuable, loyal and committed members of the Russell Taylor team.”

Former apprentices who have become integral members of the Russell Taylor organisation include Nicola McCormick, who is finance team leader, Sarah Deer, now office manager, Katy Hargreaves, who is senior administrator, Vicki Jones, who has the role of finance administrator, and Emma Stewart, now customer relations administrator.