Palmer and Harvey’s distribution centre in Leeds has launched its first apprenticeship scheme for young business-minded individuals.
Three apprentices, between the ages of 16 and 18, joined the 180-strong workforce at the Leeds depot, which has been part of the Palmer and Harvey portfolio since 2008.
The NVQ apprentice schemes, in both customer services and business administration, have been arranged with the help of NTG training, a local apprenticeship agency.
The scheme supports Palmer and Harvey’s aims is to identify, coordinate and accelerate the development of talented people to find successful business leaders for future.
Leeds Depot manager Mark Tasker said:
“Palmer and Harvey are always looking for ways to inject youthful enthusiasm into key areas of the business.
“Our focus is to continue to deliver an exceptional service to our customers whilst investing in training and talent for the future and the new apprentice scheme underlines this.”
Susan Anderson, Palmer and Harvey’s regional HR Manager said:
“At a time when youth unemployment is high, Palmer and Harvey is providing opportunities for young people to train and develop with us; in the hope that many of them will go on to become future leaders in our business.”