Developing the skills of young people has always been at the centre of what we do. Let our apprentices tell you. We operate a four-year apprenticeships scheme, run in conjunction with the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) construction apprenticeships scheme. Apprenticeships combine both site based practical learning with college based training.
We take our apprentices a stage further by supplementing their skills training at our Painting Academy where they receive personal support and training from a master craftsman with over forty years’ experience.
Many of our apprentices have succeeded in both national and regional competitions, including those organised by the industry’s trade association, the Painting & Decorating Association (PDA). Often, this is just the start of their career with Bagnalls as many apprentices succeed in becoming our future Foremen, Contracts Managers as well as Branch Managers and Directors.
In 2016, we raised the bar again by becoming a member of The 5% Club, this means we have made a commitment to young people to ensure that we provide employment opportunities through apprenticeships and graduate training schemes. We understand the importance of providing young people with the training needed to build a career for themselves and the future talent for our company.