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Supporting the leaders of tomorrow through apprenticeships, placements and T-Levels

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With the launch of the 15th National Apprenticeship Week, Qualis Management is committed to supporting its team to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career, through apprenticeships, work experience and placements.

It already has a number of apprentices working within the organisation and over the next year will be creating further apprenticeship opportunities across the Group, investing in local people and developing talent.

One success story is Jake Evans who has recently been promoted to Operations Manager (Repairs). Jake started his career as a multi-trades apprentice for Epping Forest District Council and moved over to join Qualis when the company was established.

Jake comments, “The apprenticeship route gave me a great opportunity to learn on the job and gain experience as well as spending one day a week at college. Whilst doing the multi-trade apprenticeship I realised that I was particularly interested in the plumbing so decided to change and complete my plumbing apprenticeship.

“I have a strong work ethic and am keen to progress my career. I was appointed Supervisor in 2021 which I really enjoyed but when the role of Operations Manager was advertised, I was keen to apply. Qualis have been really supportive and given me lots of opportunities to grow and progress, as well as putting time aside to undertake my qualification in Leadership and Management. My trade background has really helped me to progress and move into a management role and I am delighted to be promoted to my new position.

“Doing my apprenticeship has definitely been a stepping stone and enabled me to progress my career quickly and I would highly recommend this route. There are lots of opportunities to grow and progress at Qualis and I am really excited about continuing my career with the company.”

Louis, 19 is undertaking his multi-trade apprenticeship with Qualis and will now take on a second apprenticeship in a specialist area within the repairs team. Louis always wanted to work in construction and realised that an apprenticeship was the best way to into a career.

He says, “I am really enjoying working on the tools and learning all the different sides of construction. The company has been really supportive, and I have gained a lot of confidence working with the team.

“My one day a week at New City College fits in really well and it has helped being able to put the learning into practice. I’ve enjoyed earning money whilst I learn, meeting new people and learning new skills within the different trades.”

Ben Johnson, Managing Director of Qualis Management said, “We are committed to providing career opportunities through routes such as apprenticeships which are extremely valuable as they enable us to invest in the leaders of the future.

“As well as apprenticeships we are also implementing work placements with local students to support the new T-Levels in the next few months and taking part in local career events to promote the wealth of career opportunities available within the sector.”

Qualis Management is the management services company of Qualis Group Ltd. It currently provides the repairs and planned maintenance to tenants renting their homes from Epping Forest District Council.

The 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, showcasing the positive impact apprenticeships can have on communities, local businesses, and regional economies.

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