Vivark pledge to invest in local apprentices

Knowsley based facilities management company and social enterprise, Vivark, has outlined a pledge that commits to local apprentices accounting for five per cent of its workforce.

Vivark, part of the First Ark Group, has already made headway on this pledge, taking on 11 apprentices amongst its team, which include both office and operative positions. Since 2011, Vivark’s parent company, First Ark, has created openings for 51 apprentices in total. Last year Vivark took on five apprentices, four of which are now permanent employees.

Three of these team members fulfill practical roles within the company, including Lee Cargin, who secured a role in the business support team at Vivark after just five months of his apprenticeship.

Speaking about his apprenticeship, Lee said: “Securing a permanent position at Vivark is a huge opportunity for me and I’m grateful to the team for believing in me and helping me to progress. I’m delighted about my promotion and look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

Another of Vivark’s latest recruits is Amy Roberts, who joins the team as an apprentice plumber. and will undertake a level two NVQ in plumbing, which will be a great boost to her career.

Speaking about her appointment, Amy said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Vivark and have had a great time learning my craft, as well as learning other skills as I work. Vivark has encouraged me to develop as many skills as I can in order to progress my career as far as possible.

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