Interclass welcomes new apprentices

We are pleased to announce that two new apprentices joined Interclass last month.

Interclass have always been committed to apprenticeships and it’s been great to welcome Jack Hems and Jacob Ellis to the Interclass team, who will both gain invaluable experience from our existing apprentices and delivery teams.

Interclass worked closely with Employment Advisor, Michael Wragg at Think Sandwell to assist with the recruitment process and help identify the new talent. We are currently working with Sandwell Council to deliver the new pavilion at West Smethwick Park and are also one of four contractors on Lot 1 of the Constructing West Midlands Framework.

Jack has joined as an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor and will assist the delivery team in overseeing the commercial aspects of our projects. His interest in construction stemmed from his family, Jack said: “From a young age, I was always around construction due to having family working in the construction industry. Through watching small projects be completed, I began to enjoy having little challenges set for me where I would calculate the quantity and costs of a material being used/needed on a small scale which gradually got more complicated. This led me to follow a path into construction and specifically quantity surveying.”

Jacob has joined as an Apprentice Site Manager and is currently gaining some valuable site experience across our live projects. When asked what he is looking forward to most, Jacob said: “Coming onto site everyday knowing that all days will never be the same and everyday be faced with a new challenge. I am also looking forward to working with a range of people and going onto many different sites experiencing different things and overall, just learning lots!”

Both apprentices join Interclass having already achieved a Level 3 BTEC in Construction & the Built Environment and will be enrolled on a suitable Apprenticeship Degree course in Autumn 2021.

Peter Hood, Construction Director at Interclass, said: “We recognise that our apprentices provide our skilled workers for the future and tend to become highly motivated and loyal members of staff.

We are delighted to welcome Jack and Jacob to the team and wish them all the very best and what we hope to be a long and successful career at Interclass.”

Des O’Neill, Managing Director at Interclass, added:

“It is vitally important to the construction industry in terms of combating the skills shortage, as well as the growth and sustainability of Interclass, that we continue to invest in apprentices and our future workforce, to provide the business with the skills for continued success.”

Michael said: “As a council we are very committed to apprentices and getting people into employment.  Think Sandwell wants to make as many opportunities as possible – like apprenticeships – available to our young local people to help them feel equipped and build their skills and confidence so they can go on to rewarding jobs.”

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