Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to work for a great employer, earn a real salary and achieve a useful qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
At First Ark we think apprenticeships are vital for younger people to get a superb start to their careers so we offer as many opportunities as we can to people from our local communities.
For the last few years we have had at least one intake per annum of apprentices a year with some great opportunities being available and we have made a commitment to 5% of our trade workforce being apprentices, a figure that we are proud to say we are achieving.
Even better, of the 67 apprentices who joined us between 2012 and 2014, 27 of them secured permanent work with us – either full or part time - and 33 are still on apprenticeships at the moment.
As well as the superb work opportunities, we co-ordinate an apprentice support group and run annual awards to recognise our top apprentice. Our apprentices also participate in a charity challenge to make as much money as they can for our charity of the year. In 2014 our apprentice group raised just short of £1,000.
Our most recent intake of 17 apprentices started in September 2015. Our next intake for apprentices started in June 2016 for a start in September 2017. All of the apprentice recruitment for First Ark is currently handled on our behalf by Knowsley Works. Find out more if it sounds like an apprenticeship with First Ark would be the right career path for you.