We’re delighted to welcome to the team, 17-year-old Neave Romans from Sherburn in Elmet who has joined us as a mechanic apprentice with Wakefield College

Neave is the first female to have joined the team in this role and it’s hoped the appointment will encourage more women to consider a job in the industry.

Chris Jackson, Co-Director of the business said: “As a family friendly, value led business, with no zero
hour contracts, or working away, we’d love for more females to consider becoming drivers and
apprentices. We’re delighted Neave got in touch and has now joined the team and look forward to
supporting her develop her career in the industry.”

Neave adds: “I was looking for an apprenticeship role as I wanted to be hands on and get paid whilst
learning but I wasn’t sure what industry I wanted to work in. I’d seen a lot about RJC through social
media and heard lots of good things so when I saw the apprentice role, I applied and came to meet
the team. I’m really enjoying it so far and think the industry needs to encourage females into roles as there’s lots of opportunities.”

Apprentice requirements 

Apprenticeship roles require no previous experience however to be a grab or sweeper driver,
applicants need to have a Class 2 Driving Licence and up to date certificate of professional
competence which can be obtained from professional service providers.

John Harrison, Co-Director said: “We’ve grown the business considerably over the last few years,
which has led to an increase in demand for our services. However, this has come at a time when
many industries have faced recruitment issues, especially for qualified drivers and we would love to
see more people, especially women consider a fulfilling and well-paid career in the plant services
sector.”

Anybody interested in joining the industry, or has questions about the entry requirements can
contact Chris and John for an informal chat rjcplantservices@gmail.com

New Apprentice Neave
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