KBB and merchant service provider Simon Acres Group (SAGL) and leading boiling-water tap manufacturer Quooker have announced that the two organisations will swap apprentices for two days in July, to give the students a wider understanding of the two businesses.
The two companies have developed a programme that will offer seven young people the opportunity to experience a wide range of business operations and learn more about how each business operates. The visits also include an evening meal to meet the senior management and leadership teams from both companies.
Quooker UK MD Stephen Johnson said: “Developing the next generation of leaders is crucial to take our industry forward. This programme is further investment in our young people and will help them reach their full potential, helping us build a strong and dynamic workforce.”
The apprentices from Simon Acres Group include Kieran Carroll, Business Administration Level 3; Charlotte Lipski, Digital Marketing Level 3, and Kyle Atherton, Trainee Recruitment Consultant.
From Quooker they include Dylan Benjamin, Technical Support Specialist; Ahmed Mnasri, Technical Support Specialist; Josh Kullihow, Quooker Expert, Consumer Sales; and Jack Samuels, Quooker Expert, Consumer Sales.
Jordan Burns, group sales director at Simon Acres Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Quooker on this exciting initiative, which we developed following our Careers Day in March. I hope that we can harness more energy and positivity from that day to encourage others to do the same, driving forward the apprenticeship message to bring about positive change.”