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TOTALKARE invests in the future by taking on apprentices

Developing the next generation of engineers, managers and administrators is essential to the long-term success of any business, and the UK’s number one supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lifts is investing heavily in its own future with the appointment of three young people to its established apprenticeship programme.

George Jackson, Ryan Skinner and Dalvir Singh Suthi have all taken up apprenticeships at TOTALKARE and are looking forward to rewarding careers in a variety of roles.

Currently studying a Business Administration Level 3 qualification at Halesowen College, 18-year-old George is also working as a Service Contract Executive at the Halesowen-based firm.

TOTALKARE invests in the future by taking on apprentices

Meanwhile Ryan, 19, is receiving ‘on-the-job’ training as an apprentice engineer and Dalvir is studying for an AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification whilst working as a Finance Assistant.

Tim Jackson, Managing Director at TOTALKARE explained: “We’re fully committed to our apprenticeship programme as we see it as important investment in the company’s own future, as well as being to the long-term benefit of the wider UK economy.

“The country has an ongoing skills shortage, and it’s important for businesses of all sizes and from across all industry sectors to ‘step up to the plate’ and take on apprentices to equip young people with the skills they will need for a rewarding career while helping to drive economic growth.

“In our experience, apprentices also bring with them a wealth of ideas and enthusiasm that can provide a real boost to the business.”

A former Kingswinford School pupil, George first joined TOTALKARE at the age of 16 and studied for an engineering qualification before deciding to take his career in a different direction. He says he enjoys getting out and about to meet customers and the atmosphere at TOTALKARE where everyone is friendly.

Ryan, who went to Hillcrest Secondary School in Netherton and now helps strip and restore used lifts, commented: “It’s really a hands on job and everyone works together as a team.”

Former Hamstead Hall Six Form pupil, 21-year-old Dalvir added: “As part of the apprenticeship I get to experience all aspects of the accounts department and I intend to continue my studies to become a fully Chartered accountant.”

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