Clevedon company backs Weston College apprenticeship campaign

Aquarian Cladding Systems has pledged its support for Weston College’s latest apprenticeship campaign, 300 in 100, which seeks to create 300 apprenticeship opportunities in just 100 days.

The Clevedon-based brick and terracotta cladding systems supplier has set its sights on bringing young people into the cladding industry and sees linking up with the college as an ideal opportunity to do it.

Managing Director Paul Richards said of the Customer Service Level 2 apprenticeship: “We want to provide young people from the local area with an opportunity to start their career on their doorstep. By investing in a young person, they will benefit from our trust in them, and vice versa, so Weston College’s campaign is perfect.

“We have taken on an apprentice before with great success and it would be fantastic to repeat that as we continue to invest in young people in years to come.”

“When young people see a construction site they don’t see the huge numbers of people that enable the project to happen. This is an exciting opportunity to join the second highest-paid industry sector and make a difference to the built environment.”

Following the Coronavirus pandemic, youth unemployment has risen by 13%, and the campaign is seeking to create brighter futures for young people and businesses.

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group, said: “One of the most effective ways of bringing a new generation of employees to your company is through apprenticeships and we are delighted to welcome Aquarian Cladding Systems on board to support this much needed campaign.”

As an added bonus, any employer who decides to hire an apprentice between 1st April 2021 and 30th September 2021, can access government incentives, of up to £4,000.