DoorCo has gained the ‘We invest in apprentices’ Silver accreditation, providing an apprenticeship framework for the manufacturer to attract and train new talent.
Co-owner Jayne Sullivan explained: “As an industry, we need to do more to attract talent. The fenestration industry is fantastic to be part of and one that offers opportunity for varied and fulfilling careers for young people. Promoting this at grassroots, through schools and universities is key and by offering apprenticeships, we are able to invite young people into our thriving industry.”
DoorCo systems lead Matthew Elliot, who was instrumental in the company gaining the accreditation said: “Investors in People is widely recognised as the benchmark for good practice in training and development. To achieve the accreditation, we underwent a vigorous assessment which explored the business, our people and the existing apprenticeship programmes.
“The resulting accreditation not only marks DoorCo as a good employer but it provides a practical framework for the next three years to help us enhance our apprentice experience and monitor how well we’re supporting them at work, including development, communication and support.”
“To be awarded Silver on our first assessment is an incredible achievement and a credit to the hard work to all the managers, mentors, and apprentices at DoorCo. We are very much committed to delivering our action plan that is focused on providing our current and future apprentices – a new generation of talent – a structure to help them develop their skillsets and knowledge at the very start of their lifelong careers with us, and we are already working towards obtaining the Gold accreditation to improve the experience even further.”