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Client News: Innovation by Design boosts workforce with an Apprentice

Somerset-based Innovation by Design (Coll-Cats Ltd) has partnered with Yeovil College to offer an apprenticeship to a young person.

Innovation by Design is a family owned business that specialises in renovations, extensions and new build developments alongside their private and commercial plumbing and electrical division across the South West of England. Innovation by Design currently have offices in Stogursey, Bridgwater and have just opened a new showroom in Sherborne, Dorset. They are currently building a seven-dwelling development just off East Reach in Taunton and have just secured premises for their new headquarters at Westpark in Wellington.

Managing Director, Patrick Coll said, ‘At Innovation by Design, we are delighted to have teamed up with Yeovil College to recruit an apprentice plumber. I am very pleased to be able to invest in the future of a young person, through an apprenticeship, by enabling them to learn much needed skills and in turn, to help use those skills within my own work force.’

Nationally, there is a skill shortage in this field, along with high youth unemployment rates. In 2018, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) found that demand for skilled plumbers, electricians and plasterers is outstripping supply. Innovation by Design are trying to do their bit to help, employing 17 tradesmen and now recruiting their first apprentice.

Apprenticeships provide a great foundation for a successful career. They are an ideal option if you have a clear idea of the career path you want to follow, providing you with practical, on-the-job training, and classroom-based instruction.

The successful candidate will learn all aspects of plumbing, giving them the opportunity to be skilled in all area, progressing to Level 3 plumbing qualification with the opportunity to remain in a permanent role within an exciting and growing business.

You can view the apprenticeship details and apply here: