Wiser Recycling has taken on an apprentice through the Government backed National Apprenticeship Service which is designed to increase apprenticeship opportunities in the UK.
The apprentice, Jake John, is based at Wiser Recycling’s new Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) which opened in St Ives, Cambridgeshire last year. Jake was recruited at Huntingdon Regional College through an initiative to match apprentices with apprenticeship opportunities held during National Apprenticeship Week in March 2013. A 19 year old from Huntingdon, Jake started working in the Wiser Recycling office in business administration in April.
Jake says: “I have been working for Wiser Recycling for around nine months now. I really enjoy working here, from my first day I was welcomed into the Wiser family with open arms. The people here are all so welcoming and supportive of new employees, helping in any way that they can and, all in all, making the office a fun and smooth flowing place. This is somewhere I can see myself working for many years to come”.
Russell Hirst, Managing Director, says: “We want to have a positive impact on the communities around us and see apprenticeships as a way to doing that and ensuring the sustainability of our operations. Jake is hard-working and keen to learn, assets which are very valuable in a fast growing business.”
Wiser Recycling is embracing the apprenticeship scheme and expects to recruit two further apprentices in 2014.