Wren Kitchens looks to recruit 100 apprentices

Wren IT apprentices at their graduation

Wren Kitchens ramps up its recruitment initiative as it sets to increase its exciting apprenticeship programme in the Humber and across the UK.

As voted the best place to work by Indeed.com, the UK’s largest independent kitchen specialist is continuing to experience unprecedented demand for its award-winning products, and to support its growth Wren is currently seeking over 100 enthusiastic apprentices to join the Wren family by the end of 2021.

With no experience required in the field, current apprenticeship vacancies are available across all areas of this diverse and ever-growing business including transport, HR, finance, engineering, manufacturing, customer services, IT and kitchen installations to name a few.

Wren’s apprentices are guaranteed a permanent position at the end of the programme which entails a mix of on-the-job training alongside specialist training partners, and a variety of interactive training courses. They receive a competitive wage above the government’s standard apprenticeship salary.

Victoria Fairbairn, Wren Kitchens people and performance director, said: “Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking to diversify into a completely different career, our apprenticeships open up long-term career opportunities for those looking to learn new skills and be part of a fast-paced and forward-thinking company.”

Beth Russell, Wren Kitchens HR administrator apprentice, said: “This apprenticeship has allowed me to learn new skills and open doors to further career paths without any previous experience.

“I enjoy working at The Nest; it’s a really refreshing place to be part of as everyone believes in each other and wants them to achieve the best they can.”

The retailer will continue to recruit a further 100 apprentices in 2022. In the next 18 months, Wren aims to become an Employer Provider, which means they will be able to deliver apprenticeships internally via their dedicated training teams in the UK and USA.

“I didn’t know where to go with my career and this apprenticeship has opened up so many new opportunities,” said Daisy Saltmer, Wren Kitchens Compliance Administrator.

“I really enjoy learning on the job because you easily pick-up all the knowledge and skills you need whilst having all the benefits of being an employee.”

In recent months, Wren’s employment figure has soared to 7,200 and to support this it’s recently expanded with a new Xena Quartz worktop manufacturing facility in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

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