We’re delighted to welcome to the team, 17-year-old Neave Romans from Sherburn in Elmet who has joined us as a mechanic apprentice with Wakefield College.
Neave is the first female to have joined the team in this role and it’s hoped the appointment will encourage more women to consider a job in the industry.
Chris Jackson, Co-Director of the business said: “As a family friendly, value led business, with no zero hour contracts, or working away, we’d love for more females to consider becoming drivers and apprentices. We’re delighted Neave got in touch and has now joined the team and look forward to supporting her develop her career in the industry.”
Neave adds: “I was looking for an apprenticeship role as I wanted to be hands on and get paid whilst learning but I wasn’t sure what industry I wanted to work in. I’d seen a lot about RJC through social media and heard lots of good things so when I saw the apprentice role, I applied and came to meet the team. I’m really enjoying it so far and think the industry needs to encourage females into roles as there’s lots of opportunities.”
Apprenticeship roles require no previous experience however to be a grab or sweeper driver, applicants need to have a Class 2 Driving Licence and up to date certificate of professional competence which can be obtained from professional service providers.
John Harrison, Co-Director said: “We’ve grown the business considerably over the last few years, which has led to an increase in demand for our services. However, this has come at a time when many industries have faced recruitment issues, especially for qualified drivers and we would love to see more people, especially women consider a fulfilling and well-paid career in the plant services sector.”
Anybody interested in joining the industry, or has questions about the entry requirements can contact Chris and John for an informal chat firstname.lastname@example.org