gap personnel continue investment in young talent for future growth
gap personnel has invested heavily in its new professional development training programmes for newcomers and has now added undergraduate courses, as well as apprenticeships, to further improve the quality of its young employees.
Jack Roycroft is the latest and youngest person to benefit from being included in the scheme, which will see the 16 year old, from Clutton in Cheshire, taking up a position as a trainee resourcer and be based at the company’s Wrexham branch. He will study for his HNC in Business Management at Glyndwr University, for two years, whilst being mentored, in branch, by senior members of gap personnel staff, Adam McGrath and John Rounding.
The HNC business qualification will allow Jack to participate in work activities alongside his studies, putting theory into practice by providing real experience in a business environment through modules such as planning and organisation, leadership, marketing, human resources and finance.
gap personnel has already had great success with this strategy, with seven current members of staff enjoying roles in IT, HR, accounts and branch administration.
gap also supports an apprenticeship scheme and presently has eight members of staff working towards their NVQ’s Level 1 & 2.
HR Assistant, Patrycja Frankiewicz, who herself has benefitted from a place on the business degree scheme said: We first met Jack when he came to do his work experience at our Head Office in Wrexham, in the Payroll department, last year. He was just 15 years old at the time and everyone was really impressed with his work ethic - especially at such a young age. It was, therefore, great to welcome him back as a member of staff for Wrexham branch.
The past two weeks have been a real learning curve for Jack, beginning with familiarising himself with his branch, his new work colleagues and attending the three-day Company Induction Course, he has also attended his induction at Glyndŵr in preparation for the start of his HNC qualification.
Jack’s potential is already evident and I have no doubt that, due to his abilities and positive attitude, it’s only onwards and upwards for Jack from now on!”
Jack is an avid Arsenal supporter and excels in most sports particularly boxing and golf (playing off a handicap of 5!) He is currently Denbighshire County Junior Champion - a massive achievement, as so many great professional golfers have previously won this title – and has also won The Club Championship, at Clays Golf Club, twice. He won his last four fights out of the seven he has fought for Llay Amateur Boxing Club and now hopes to start training with Wales very soon.
Jack said “gap personnel has made me feel so welcome and has helped me learn so much already! I came here for work experience last year and left wanting to learn so much more. This is a great opportunity for me to have a career in recruitment - I have had a great two weeks, so far, and hopefully will have a great two years to come!”