This week Story Plant has welcomed nine new trainees and apprentices to its team. The cohort includes two trainee plant operators, five apprentice plant operators, an apprentice fitter and an apprentice electrician.
The trainees and apprentices participated in a range of team-building exercises and training including manual handling, excavation safety and banksman training. They also visited housing and manufacturing sites and met up with owner and chairman Fred Story.
Tanya Moxon, head of training and development at Story, was delighted with how the whole process went.
She said: “I was really encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment they all showed as they started their journeys with us.
“The apprentices were prepared to push themselves out of their comfort zones for the good of themselves and the company as a whole.”
Chelsea Murray, 21, was a care worker before joining Story as an apprentice plant operator in Carlisle.
“I wanted to make myself and my family proud and just joining Story has done that already. I felt nervous before I joined but I have been encouraged to be myself and have learnt so much already.”
Rob Bauld, 32, decided on changing his career and thought the best way to do that was to join Story as an apprentice plant operator.
He said: “Everybody at Story is so friendly. You are treated like an important part of the Story team as soon as you walk through the door.”