Employer Case Study: Toman Contracting Ltd

What made you choose Lakes College?

We have had four apprentices from Lakes College.  Two have completed their apprenticeships and we employed them and two of them are still studying.  Lakes College are locally based and I like to give youngsters the opportunity to develop their skills/knowledge.

What benefits do apprentices/ work experience bring to your business?

Giving the chance of an apprenticeship can offer as many benefits to the business as it can to the apprentice.  An apprentice can help your business become more socially and technically aware and can put a new perspective on things.  It is a great way for a small business to develop home grown talent and can assist in filling skills gaps and boosting production.

How has COVID affected your business?

It hasn’t affected our programme of work.  We have had to put things in place to ensure we have a safe working environment.

Will you be recruiting apprentices/ work experience in the future?

Yes.  It is my aim to have two apprentices a year

What support has / can Lakes College provide you in relation to your business now or in the future?

I am happy with the support we received from Lakes College.  I feel we are kept well informed of the criteria associated with recruiting of apprentices.


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