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11th February 2020
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First Abode Apprentice graduates
Abode Home Products launched an apprenticeship scheme in 2013, helping young people learn about the design, manufacture and distribution of Kitchen & Bathroom products, whilst also helping to support the continuing growth of the Abode business.
Regan Goddard has become the first apprentice to complete his training, working as part of the Abode team in Barnsley. He was tutored by local training agency Brinsworth Academy - a member of the Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards.
Regan was trained 'on-the-job' and the apprenticeship gives him a nationally recognised NVQ Level 2 qualification, with specific focus on warehousing & storage. He is trained to safely operate specialist forklift trucks and has particular expertise in picking customer orders.
Darren Holliday, Managing Director of Abode, comments: "Providing apprenticeship roles is a fantastic opportunity for us to invest in local individuals as they start their careers in the industry. As our business grows, we can offer young people opportunities to develop, whilst learning specific functional skills."
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