Metro Rod is recruiting 80 apprentices

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Drainage franchise Metro Rod is looking for 80 apprentices to celebrate National Apprentice Week.

After a successful first year of offering an apprenticeship in Drainage, Maintenance, Inspection and Repair, Metro Rod is hoping to recruit 80 new apprentices in 2020. As the franchise is one of the UK’s leading drain care and maintenance companies, this is a very exciting opportunity for individuals looking to enter the lucrative industry.

Metro Rod made the announcement to mark the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which took place from the 3rd of February and ends today.

The nationwide commercial drainage expert’s apprenticeship scheme is the first of its kind in the industry. Having launched it a year ago, Metro Rod is the only company to offer such a bespoke opportunity to apprentices. It’s also accredited by the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning.

But what can participants expect when they get on board? Well, they will join specialist drainage teams in franchises across the UK and become highly skilled while earning a living.

The ‘earn while you learn’ programme encompasses 37 practical internal courses and 12 external courses that will get you to grips with all aspects of the industry. All teaching involves a practical, hands-on approach and covers all the elements of a career in drainage, including traditional services and innovative technologies.

According to Peter Molloy, Managing Director at Metro Rod: “Nearly 12 months after the launch of our apprenticeship scheme, there are now multiple apprentices working out of our depots across the UK. We can confidently say that each of our new employees are benefitting from this way of training whilst our customers are gaining from their fresh knowledge and new skills on site.”

The drainage franchise’s apprenticeship is split into three stages: a three-month foundation, 18 months of skills development and a final three months of consolidation and assessment.

Molloy continued:

“Every person who takes part in our new apprenticeship scheme is supported each step of the way. Whether they want to be an engineer or specialise in a particular discipline, this is a great way for apprentices to discover the best route for them.”

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