On the 8th July, a small team from RHCV and Renault took the E-Tech waste removal truck to an apprentice fair in Sutton in Ashfield; hunting for future apprentices to take under their wing.
The event, organised by Lee Anderson MP, aimed to show young people the vast opportunities available to them when they left school, rather than venturing down the traditional route of university.
Lee Anderson began the event by highlighting that university is not for everyone and that apprenticeships are sometimes the best way forward when thinking about future career prospects. The students also heard from three apprentices, including RHCV’s own Harry Squires – an HGV Technician apprentice in Alfreton. Their experiences and journeys truly gave the students something to consider going forward.
“I thought it was a really good way for them to get information and bringing the truck with us meant they got to see the work we do too.” – Harry Squires, HGV Technician Apprentice
“It was nice to just talk about my experiences as an apprentice, and hopefully that will help the students at the fair to get a feel of what a good company RHCV is to work for. I wasn’t that interested in university, and the idea of earning as I went was a real pull factor. Hopefully, it will help them with their career decisions.” said Harry. “I thought it was a really good way for them to get information and bringing the truck with us meant they got to see the work we do too.”
Bringing the E-Tech waste removal truck allowed the students to catch a glimpse of what trucks will start to look like when they begin their careers.
Beginning a career at a time when the motor industry is gradually transitioning away from fossil fuels is exciting.” – Paul Pearson, Commercial Director.
“Beginning a career at a time when the motor industry is gradually transitioning away from fossil fuels is exciting. We wanted to not only communicate what the future will be like for these young people, but to show how we, as a company are innovative, roll with the times and can offer the best apprenticeship scheme possible.” says Paul Pearson, Commercial Director. “Talking to the students was fantastic. Out of the 60 or so students there, just over half of them signed up for more information, which we see as a huge success.”
Paul continued: “It was a great opportunity for skilled students to meet with us, and possibly become their future employers. It is important that these young people find a career that suits their skills and interests. At RHCV we can provide that as there are so many areas they can venture into and find rewarding opportunities. From the levels of engagement from the students, I can already tell that they will get the absolute most out of the apprenticeships available and, in time, grow into the skilled technicians and advisors we have now.”
The fair was a huge success as many students were engaged in learning about what their possible future could hold with RHCV. Lee Anderson thanked the team saying: “A massive thank you to RHCV for attending my first Apprentice Fair. The students really enjoyed learning about the company and getting to climb inside a fully electric vehicle.
The apprentice route is beneficial, and I hope to see Ashfield youngsters taking up some of the fantastic opportunities presented to them.”
RHCV offers a range of apprenticeships from HGV Technicians to Customer Service Advisors and has a proven track record of support and development along the way. They pride themselves on the training within the business to build up the skills of the future workforce and work as a team in an ever-changing industry.
For further information contact Grace Pells at RHCV on 07468729204 or email email@example.com