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Breedon Group welcomes new apprentices

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Breedon Group has welcomed two new apprentices to the company’s Cement Works in Derbyshire. Jess Holland, 19, and Daniel Hobson, 18, will be two of eight apprentices joining the Apprenticeship Academy programme across the UK.

Daniel, who starts an electrical apprenticeship with the company, will undertake a four-year programme. The first year will be spent full-time at Chesterfield College working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operation (PEO) four days a week, with the fifth day spent working towards a BTEC Level 3. Jess, who starts a commercial apprenticeship with the company, will be working towards a Level 2 qualification in Business Administration at Buxton and Leek College.

New apprentice Jess said: “I was attracted to the company’s Apprenticeship programme for the business development opportunities that it offered. I look forward to starting my apprenticeship at Hope Cement Works – the company really seems to value its employees.”

Daniel commented: “My school work experience placement was at Hope Cement Works and I was impressed with the company’s approach to safety and the environment. The apprenticeship programme now gives me an opportunity to pursue my passion for engineering.”

Nicola Wood, Talent and Development Manager at Breedon added: “We’re extremely proud of the development opportunities that our Apprenticeship Academy offers. As part of our commitment to being a good local employer, we see apprentices as key in our workforce. We look forward to seeing our new recruits develop their skills and knowledge whilst playing their part in the longer-term success of the company. “

The apprenticeship programme combines college education with practical, hands on experience and both apprentices will be provided with a mentor who will support them through the scheme.

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