Days Contract Hire, has taken on two new apprentices and four key permanent team members.
The two apprentices, Rebecca Pridmore and Kayleigh Lilleyman, both joined the Days’ team earlier this year and will benefit from receiving training and experience in the workplace while working towards nationally recognised qualifications.
Pridmore works as an apprentice accounts clerk studying towards her AAT Level 3 Diploma, whilst Lilleyman is an apprentice administrator studying towards her NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration. By offering an apprentice scheme, Days Contract Hire is able to ensure that its workforce has all the required practical skills and academic qualifications necessary in order to be successful on a long-term basis.
A number of the firm’s team members started their careers on the Days apprentice scheme. The scheme has been key to encouraging staff loyalty, as many have remained at the company long-term. Days Contract Hire hopes that the apprentice scheme continues to develop the workforce, allowing employees to gain practical experience alongside their academic development.
Director Aled Williams said: “We believe that in order for us to offer our clients the best possible service, we need the best staff. Our apprentice scheme has proven to be successful for many years now, both to the company and the individuals involved. We hope it will continue to support the next generation of Days employees for years to come, especially in today’s economic climate.”
The benefit of this approach is a staff turnover rate of 9.2% over the last ten years, below the current national average of 11.9%.
In addition to the recruited apprentices, Days Contract Hire has also recently welcomed four key members to the team. Rachel Thomas has joined the team as marketing coordinator, previously having worked in the marketing department of Taylor Wimpey. Gavin Williams joined the team in January as fleet maintenance controller, to give extra support to fleet managers and drivers in the day-to-day management of their fleet.
The client support team has also been strengthened with the addition of Jordan Gibbs, who joins after a successful year in the company’s purchasing department, and Jay Lovell, who has progressed to client services development executive. Lovell will offer clients consultation on ancillary services such as Flexi Hire, driver licence checking and accident management.
Williams added: “I welcome everyone to their new role and wish them the best of luck, I was impressed by their strong work ethic and I am sure they will be capable of achieving brilliant results in their new roles.”
Days Contract Hire also works with Investors in People, which provides a practical and flexible framework to improve business productivity. By being part of the Investors in People scheme, the company is able to increase business performance, productivity, and competitiveness, through a well-managed, driven workforce.