Apprentices make their mark at Flamco
The recruitment of young people is helping to build the future of a well-known brand in the HVAC sector. Flamco Group has been operating its own apprenticeship scheme since 2009 and offers roles in engineering, production, warehousing and customer service.
“Here at Flamco we believe that taking on apprentices illustrates our commitment to growing the business, and our commitment to training which is key to our success,” says Flamco managing director, UK, Ireland, Middle East and America, Koert Munnik.
“Apprentices bring with them a range of benefits to a company, through their support and assistance of senior members of staff and they participate in the business from ‘day1’ of joining us. They attend college for a day every week to gain additional skills, but for four days of the week they are very much part of our team and helping us to thrive,” he adds.
Flamco currently has a number of apprentices that have completed their apprenticeships and have continued into further education and secured a position within Flamco.
Flamco HR Manager Janice Sanderson reflects on the Apprenticeship Scheme over the past nine years, saying: “We’re convinced as a business that apprentices are an important part of what we do, bringing in new blood to the company and seeing the company putting something back into the local community.”
“Apprentices bring with them a range of benefits to a company, through their support and assistance to senior members of staff. They participate in the business from ‘day one’ of joining us.”
Flamco’s financial accountant, Daniel Wilson joined as an apprentice in 2012 and he’s now well into his Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualifications. As a financial accountant, he also has two members of staff reporting to him. Lewis Hartley was recently promoted to Technical Support Engineer and is currently studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies – Mechanical, at St Helen’s Technology Campus.
Sanderson says: “We have recently taken on a further five apprentices – two in the warehouse, two production apprentices and another accounts apprentice who is already working towards his AAT qualification”
“It’s a policy that is paying dividends and something we intend to continue in the years ahead.”