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Kemtile is supporting three apprentices through training as part of its commitment to investment in young people and the future of the business.

There are two young people on the tiling apprentice training programme and one on the seamless resin apprentice training programme.

Connor Hitchman, 18, is doing his tiling Apprenticeship with Leeds College of Building. Both Connor's father and grandfather work for Kemtile.

Cassiuss Callaghan, also 18, is at The Manchester College doing a tiling Apprenticeship, Cassiuss's brother and father also work with the company.

William Score, 22, has been doing his Apprenticeship with FeRFA, the resin flooring association.

Director Jamie Cook said that Kemtile had always taken a proactive stance with young people.

"Encouraging enthusiastic teenagers to take up a trade in the flooring industry gives real satisfaction to us and excellent career prospects for them. It's also a sound commercial decision as nobody here is getting any younger and we, as a company, need to invest in young people to ensure Kemtile continues to deliver great service for clients and prospers in the long-term."

Of the four apprentices trained in recent years, three are working at Kemtile as skilled tradesmen and one has moved to ply his trade in Australia.

Jamie Cook again: "Jordan, Ryan and Niall work with their colleagues and our clients as part of a team and are great ambassadors for the company.

"Jordan is due to complete a higher level 'supervisory' type NVQ Level 3 soon and they all have a solid grounding in hygienic flooring application techniques and health & safety requirements."

He added: "All three have achieved further plant and H&S qualifications since achieving their NVQ Level 2 and are confident and competent young workers."

13th May 2015

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