Independent groundwork and civil engineering merchant Rudridge has launched a new apprenticeship scheme at its Farnham branch.
Greg Durn, who currently works as a sales co-ordinator of contract sales, will be the first person to join the scheme studying for a NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service.
The 19-year-old said: “I’m delighted to have received the apprenticeship and I’ve had a great start at Rudridge. I’m really looking forward to getting to know all aspects of the business.”
The scheme is run in conjunction with the National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS), of whom Rudridge are members of.
Darren Price, business development manager at Rudridge, said: “We pride ourselves on investing in our staff so when the opportunity arose for Greg to complete an apprenticeship and learn on the job whilst earning it was something we felt would work brilliantly for both Greg and the company.”
During his training, Durn will be exposed to all aspects of the business including time in the yard, the administration department and ultimately providing sales support for Rudridge’s key accounts in the contract sales department.
Price added: “We are hoping that this is just the beginning for us. Rudridge is rapidly expanding as a business so we hope to eventually roll out the apprenticeship scheme to our other three depots in Horsham, Gravesend and Brentford.”