Further investing in the creation of sustainable training and employment opportunities, experienced construction company, HMS, has welcomed 26 new apprentices to its team.
Dedicated to supporting people in its local community into productive, long-term training and employment, HMS has worked throughout the Coronavirus pandemic to increase the availability of apprenticeships in Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington to counteract the adverse impact lockdown had on young people and the opportunities they could access.
As an organisation with many former apprentices now in managerial and leadership roles, including Managing Director, Paul Worthington, HMS knows the importance of giving a young person their first step onto their chosen career path.
Discussing apprenticeships, Paul said: “Since starting HMS in 2011, apprenticeships have been integral to the business’ success and it’s been fantastic to see people work their way up the ranks and take everything they learned during their apprenticeship and reinvest their skills and knowledge back into the company.
“Apprenticeships are a part of our DNA as a company and since COVID-19 hit, it’s more important than ever to ensure that these opportunities remain available to young people across our communities, which is what we are doing and continue to do.
“I’m delighted to welcome a new cohort of apprentices to the team and see where their apprenticeships not only take them, but HMS, in the coming years.”
HMS takes on two cohorts of trade and business apprentices each year, with successful applicants joining the business in March and September. Applications for the next round of apprenticeships will open in the New Year, so visit https://www.hmsworks.co.uk/working-for for further information and to apply.
Each candidate who secures an apprentice role within the Torus group, is assigned a mentor. Torus Foundation’s Claire Lomas, Employment Officer explains: “The Foundation works with partners to increase employment and skills opportunities. As a mentor for the apprentices, we’re able to help provide support and pastoral care during their learning. By linking with managers and learning providers, we can ensure the apprentices have a positive experience while part of the wider team.” For more information, visit www.torusfoundation.org.uk/talent-pool