Apprenticeship scheme in action
07 March 2013
When CK Group was approached by business development company South London Business (SLB) as a result of the government's reinvigorated apprenticeship scheme, Ian Pether, CK Group's MD, agreed to take on Charlie Porter after a number of prospective unemployed local youngsters were interviewed.
On his nine month placement, Porter started in the company's busy warehouse as an apprentice warehouseman.He gained 'hands on'experience and theoretical instruction in a variety of areas, including workplace health and safety, stock control, chemical handling and environmental awareness.
Porter made such good progress that CK group then paid for him to attend a two day intensive fork lift operators course as a bonus, which he passed with 'flying colours'.
"We are pleased to have added further value to his training with a skill he can use, "says Pether.