Halsion Limited Managing Director Jimmy Edwards discusses the importance of investing in apprentices:
As another academic year commences so Halsion has committed, once again, to its investment in the future generation, investing in eight new apprentices.
Throughout the company’s 27 years of trading as specialised building services engineers, Halsion have provided opportunities to over 300 apprentices and trainees, aligning themselves with best-in-class colleges to support the learners throughout their journey to full qualification.
Taking the time to invest in apprentices is essential in future-proofing the success of a company. Taking on fresh talent leads to a rich, diverse workforce and apprentices bring with them a hunger to learn and develop, as well as the desire to grow.
A business must focus on attracting, retaining, and motivating its team if it is to stand any chance of success.
An apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities to the wider business too. Creating this early talent pipeline protects against the risk of skills shortages. Furthermore, it is now not uncommon to see apprentices progressing through to senior management and director roles, as Halsion has witnessed.
Providing these opportunities enables a business to not only grow organically but also ensures the construction industry is supplied with fully trained, highly skilled staff.
We wish all our new additions the very best of luck on their journey ahead.
Based in Canterbury, Halsion Limited specialise in electrical, mechanical and public health engineering services either on a design build or traditional basis.