Apprentices taken on by Scunthorpe company
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: October 20, 2014
Apprentice drivers at Dunster House, Flixborough Industrial Estate, from left Louis Gant, Alex Naish and Jordan Hill.
THREE apprentices have been taken on at Dunster House.
The garden furniture retailer, based on Flixborough Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe, recently took on the apprentice delivery drivers.
Louis Gant, Alex Naish and Jordan Hill are all working towards their class two licences, which they expect to pass before Christmas.
Once they have completed their training, the three apprentices will be able to drive HGV vehicles without supervision.
Louis, 22, from Burringham, said:
“Before this, I did pretty much every job possible.
“I did three years of car valeting at BMW and Volkswagen.
“The reason I wanted to do this is I have always wanted to be out on the road and working with vehicles. I have always wanted my lorry licence and I have been going out with the drivers learning the ropes.
“It has been great and we are having our theory test at the end of the month.
“Hopefully, we get our licence just in time for Christmas.
“I think it is good they are getting young children off the streets and giving them a trade.”
Alex Naish, 18, from Kirton in Lindsey, said:
“I was looking for a job where you can go out and see different places.
“It is very interesting and you get a lot of support.
“We are learning, but we are also getting paid.”
Jordan Hill, 19, from Scunthorpe, said:
“I am really enjoying it and it is giving me a career. Everyone is really friendly.”
Dunster House has 11 branches nationwide and was established in 1994.
It is one of the UK’s premier suppliers of log cabins and other wooden garden buildings.
A spokeswoman for the firm said:
“Earlier in the year, we decided we were going to offer driving apprenticeships.
“At the end of the apprenticeships, they will be able to drive the class two vehicles.
“We assist them with all their training.”
The Flixborough site will be holding an open weekend on Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, from 9am to 5pm, where the public will be able to see the range of items on sale.