Company takes on three new apprentices

Apprentices at Benchmark Windows in Lancing
Apprentices at Benchmark Windows in Lancing

A WINDOW business is investing in the next generation of workers by taking on three apprentices.

Benchmark Windows has given three young men the chance to learn their trade at its base in Lancing Business Park.

Director Jason Doe said the firm was proud to be adding bright new minds to its team.

“We are extremely keen to invest in local young people and give them the chance to acquire a professional trade,” said Mr Doe.

“Not only are we helping to create the next generation of installers but we are pleased to be supporting the development of our area’s young people.”

The apprentices will be undertaking a level 2 apprenticeship in fenestration installation, learning through a range of theory and practical assessments.

They will learn skills from team building and communication, to practical glazing installation.

“Our 50 years combined experience will enable these young people to start a career and gain a trade for life,” said Mr Doe.

Gary Kirk, 20, Samuel Horgan, 18, and Harley Roberts, 18, will spend 13 months learning the skills they will need in the industry.

Harley Roberts said: “I was pleased to be given such a good opportunity and I’m really looking forward to joining the team and building new skills.”

Last week was national apprenticeships week, which aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships profile among employers, teachers, parents and the media.