A West Yorkshire stairlift firm has announced that four permanent, full-time apprentice positions have been filled as part of an upskilling drive.
Platinum Stairlifts, in partnership with local Keighley College, has hired four young apprentice rail builders as part of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, it revealed.
This comes as the company enters a period of expansion, with more new additions to the team expected over the coming 12 months.
Nicola Greenwood, HR manager at Platinum Stairlifts, said: “We are delighted to have been able to give Emily and Elliott the opportunity to train and gain essential skills for them to attain their qualifications.
“We are in a period of significant growth this year, which is a fantastic place to be considering the impact Covid and Brexit has had on some businesses.
“Our market opportunities are looking promising, and we will be recruiting to manage our plans to expand over the next year.
“We’re passionate about hearing from talented people who’re keen to join a skilled workforce. As a large employer in the area, we’re committed to providing valuable opportunities for our colleagues.”
New recruit, Emily MacFarlane, is the firm’s first female apprentice in the rail build division. She said: “I am really enjoying the work and the team at Ultimate have been welcoming and helped me when I have needed it.
“Getting a job at Platinum has helped gain more hands-on experience which means I can complete my practical tests to a better standard.”
Platinum Stairlifts is a manufacturer providing end-to-end, custom-built stairlifts for a global network of mobility partners since 1996.