Korrie are happy to welcome our 10 new apprentices of 2016!
August 07, 2016
It was a day to remember for the latest additions to the Korrie Mechanical and Plumbing Ltd team as they were welcomed onto the Apprenticeship programme as the Korrie Klass of 2016.
The ten new apprentices were given a warm welcome and introduction to the Korrie Kulture. A series of induction sessions were undertaken including an introduction to Health and Safety and completion of the necessary administration forms before receiving a tour of the Inverness Energy Park.
The new recruits were then introduced to the educational body in the form of SNIPEF’s Colin Miller before being issued with their Korrie branded clothing and having their pictures taken to complete their first day.
The ten apprentices will be spread across the Korrie business with three headed to the Electrical division, two headed for the Mechanical division and five for the Plumbing division. One of the apprentices will be based out of the Thurso branch, while the remaining nine will based in Inverness. Each apprentice was introduced to their manager who will guide them through every step of the process for the next four years via their logbook.
Operations director Peter Corbett was there to welcome the boys into the business and to ensure the Korrie Kulture message was delivered on day one to the next generation.
Peter Corbett said: “The Apprenticeship programme is something that is built into the very fabric of our company. Our managing director, Donnie Fraser, has always been passionate about the need for a continuous apprentice recruitment programme. This is not just a requirement, but a necessity within the industry. We always try to instil into our new recruits that they are the future of the Korrie business. We will provide the support, guidance and direction to enable them to maximise their career opportunity.
“Our belief is that it is not just a job we are offering these young men, but a career. Korrie have a firm belief that the opportunity for promotion should come from within the business and there is no limit to what these guys can go on to achieve with the right attitude and application. This comes from giving them support and encouragement to show initiative and and take on new challenges within the business.
“There are a number of personnel within the business that bear testament to the success of this strategy. Two prime examples of trainees who have come up through the ranks are Iain Colvin and Andrew Davidson. Both are partially through their development programme with the opportunity for them to progress further within the business. Our business is people based and therefore it is paramount that we invest both time and money in the development of our people to ensure the continued growth of the business.”
A word from the apprentices.
August 07, 2016
Robert Scoular, who is 19-years-old, is one of the new starts who will be joining the Electrical Division in Inverness and admits he cannot wait to get started after an exciting first day.
Robert said: “I am delighted to join the company’s Apprenticeship programme and it is a good opportunity for me. I have enjoyed the induction day and cannot wait to get started on the job now.”
Gavin Hogg is one of two new Mechanical apprentices who will also be based in Inverness and he has been impressed by the company and hopes to take full advantage of the opportunities in front of him.