Selco’s apprentices enjoy graduation celebration


Selco Builders Warehouse hosted a special graduation ceremony at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, to mark the achievements of more than 60 colleagues who have completed nationally recognised qualifications.

The majority of the apprentices came from Selco’s Rising Stars scheme, a management training programme designed in conjunction with training provider Realise to enhance the careers of colleagues.

Other Selco team members recognised at the ceremony included those who had completed Selco’s Driver Academy in conjunction with TRS Training and the newly-created Sales Academy.

The graduates were presented with their awards by Selco’s chief executive officer Howard Luft in what was the company’s second graduation ceremony of its kind.

Sally Kerr, HR director at Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “The apprenticeship programmes we are implementing are the lifeblood of our career development strategy for colleagues and have been hugely successful.

“We have now had well over 150 colleagues partaking in apprenticeships in recent years and they represent truly career-changing opportunities. Of the cohort of apprentices who graduated last year, more than 70% have already achieved a promotion and we look forward to seeing many more of this year’s apprentices following suit.

“Whether it’s completing the Rising Stars or Sales Academy programmes or having the chance to take a career in a different direction through the Driver Academy, colleagues are enhancing their skillsets in qualifications which are tailored to their careers at Selco.

“Every colleague commits a great deal of time, effort and dedication over a minimum of 12 months to complete their apprenticeship and we were delighted to celebrate their success with the graduation ceremony which gave them a deserved day in the spotlight alongside friends and family.”

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