Hardware supplier Kenrick has recruited Violeta Marcu, 17, as its fourth apprentice in a bid to help address the industry’s skills shortage and encourage more people into a career in fenestration. 

Violeta joined as part of her Level 3 qualification in Business Administration with training provider Nova Training but managers are so impressed with her that they plan to offer her a permanent role after she has completed her apprenticeship in February.

Violeta is responsible for managing Kenrick orders, looking after customers and co-ordinating the transport of goods. She also works closely alongside the product development and health and safety teams within the business.

Managing director Steve Jones said: “The skills shortage is an ongoing issue for the window industry, especially with obstacles like Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and the rising cost of living proving challenging.

“At Kenrick, we’re proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team, but we want to inspire the next generation into an exciting industry – and one that can give them a great start to their careers. Violeta has already proved to be a really valuable addition to our team and we hope that she will have a long and fulfilling career at Kenrick.”


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