EMCOR UK Announces its Apprenticeship Class of 2015 Leading a Decades-Long Industry Apprentice Scheme and Continuing The Company’s Strategy of Customer Improvement
Facilities Management (FM) provider EMCOR UK has announced its Apprenticeship Class of 2015, having accepted 20 new apprentices into its scheme effective September, 2015. Joining a company which currently has many apprentices in training, EMCOR UK has a long-established heritage in its hard FM services apprenticeship scheme which has run for decades. The scheme has resulted in hundreds of apprentices being trained to become fully qualified electricians, mechanical technicians, plumbers, and heating and ventilation technicians and fitters. As a further part of the company’s continuous customer improvement strategy, these apprentices are provided with extensive knowledge regarding EMCOR UK.
Apprenticeships are selected in partnership with a local certified training provider or college. The apprentices attend the workplace four days a week, where they’re partnered with a line manager or mentor, learning by observation and receiving guidance when performing tasks. They also spend one day a week at college, where they learn the academic aspects of their trade.
All apprentices will additionally participate in EMCOR UK’s two-day mentoring programme for leadership and teamwork, which takes place in November. This exciting apprenticeship scheme is part of the company’s long term strategy and growth plans and, coupled with the news of positive revenue results for the company in 2014, enables EMCOR UK to invest more in its future talent.
Keith Chanter, Chief Executive Officer, EMCOR UK, commented:
“EMCOR UK has always considered it paramount to have employees who are able to serve our current and future customers - and that continues as a key underpinning of our customer improvement strategy. For this reason, I’m proud that we are investing in our apprenticeship development scheme which is vital to building the skills required to support this company’s growth and development strategy, continuing EMCOR UK’s heritage of training and investing in this industry.”
David Parker, Group Executive Director, EMCOR UK, stated:
“Having started as an apprentice at EMCOR UK more than 30 years ago, I take a keen interest in hiring and developing our new starters every year. EMCOR UK offers its young people a chance to progress in a nurturing environment and with the potential to have a long and successful career within the company. I look forward to this journey and our two-day mentoring programme, in November, where the senior management team and our Apprenticeship Class of 2015 will have the opportunity to learn from each other.”
EMCOR UK provides facilities management and specialist support services for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. For further information on EMCOR UK, please visit www.emcoruk.com or telephone 0845 600 2300.
About EMCOR UK
With over 100 years’ experience in the UK market, EMCOR UK provides facilities management and sustainable business solutions for a diverse range of private and public sector organisations. A Fortune 500 company with estimated 2015 revenues of ~$6.6B, EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 29,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
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