15 new opportunities launching at our apprenticeships open day

We are launching 15 new apprenticeship opportunities, taking the number of apprenticeships we have  created since we were founded in 2001 to more than 300. We will be holding an open day on Saturday 18 June at our head office at Doxford International Business Park.  

The apprenticeship recruitment day will provide applicants with a chance to learn more about the 15 vacancies, talk to people currently working in those roles, and to get advice and information on the application and interview process.

The apprenticeships available this year are in a range of different roles across the business, including multi maintenance, electrical, joinery, plastering, gas, and business administration.

Salaries start at £12,500 and will increase by an additional £3,000 on the successful completion of each year. The roles also come with excellent benefits, including 29 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays), a cash healthcare plan, employee assistance programme and retail discounts.

Amy Murphy and Connor Lawson joined Gentoo as apprentices and are both working through their qualifications.

Amy Murphy, who joined Gentoo as a business administration apprentice, said: “Joining Gentoo as an apprentice has provided me with the opportunity to experience a wide range of tasks and projects so every day has been different.

I have received a great deal of support by my immediate team and the wider business which has really helped me to grow my confidence and realise my full potential.”

Connor Lawson, who joined Gentoo as a gas apprentice, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship, it has been a great way to earn income while learning both life and work skills.  

“The course was really well structured which, alongside working hands-on with lots of experienced engineers, has given me a great start to my future career.”

Nigel Wilson, Gentoo Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have a proud history of supporting apprenticeships here at Gentoo and I am delighted that this year we will reach a milestone of seeing more than 300 apprentices join the Group since 2001.

“We are committed to investing in our workforce of the future and our apprenticeship scheme provides a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn valuable trades and professional skills.”

Our apprenticeship recruitment day will take place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 18 June at Emperor House, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, SR3 3XR.

Applications for apprenticeships at Gentoo can be made online at gentoogroup.com/careers from 18 June to 3 July 2022.

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