Published: Tuesday, 13th October 2015
The first apprentice for Collars
At the beginning of 2015, Collars made contact with Oxfordshire Apprenticeships to explore the possibilities of taking on an apprentice under the government’s National Apprenticeship Service.
A suitable woodworking course had to be identified that would link in with the unique marine manufacturing industry they specialise in and, after a meeting with The City of Oxford College, it was agreed the 2 year Furniture Making Course would equip the prospective trainee with the most relevant skills.
The position was advertised on Oxfordshire Apprenticeships website and Collars also sent the information out to local schools.
There were several applicants and one particularly, made a good impression. After a nervous wait for GCSE results in August, Collars were very pleased to welcome Nathan, a local lad, as their first apprentice. He started his college course at the beginning of September and is enjoying his varied week of being in the workshops for 4 days and the classroom for 1.