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Nviro’s Continual Commitment to Local Job Market

Posted on: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

As part of its policy on employment, Nviro, a subsidiary of the Quarr Group, has looked at the ways in which it can help to encourage growth within the Portsmouth area job market.

The Quarr Group created the policy which encourages its companies to create opportunities for school leavers and young persons struggling to find work.

The mandate states that “wherever practical, opportunities for work experience and/or employment should be given to people coming out of the education sector be it through graduate appointments; apprenticeships or other work experience initiatives.”

Over the past three years, Nviro has appointed a number of candidates on apprenticeship schemes, some of which have been offered full-time employment after the end of the training period.

The first apprentice was Mica Burton who joined Nviro as an administration apprentice. Over the past two years, she has completed two NVQs and been promoted to HR Administrator. Nviro also funded Mica to attend an evening college course to gain the Certificate in HR Practice (CIPD) which she will complete this year.

Other successes include Amy Kavanagh who was appointed as another administration apprentice. She is currently completing her NVQs and is being developed for the role of Training & SHEQ Administrator.  More recently however, Nviro has just welcomed Steven Davey as the newest recruit into the apprenticeship scheme. Steven will provide administrative support to the business and Nviro will monitor his progress and development over the coming 12 months.

It is Nviro’s belief that job opportunities for young people should be made available wherever possible. With the recent government announcement of benefit cuts for under 25’s, it is even more important to nurture those individuals which will help to run our companies in the future.