Apprentice Hunt at BillSaveUK28th November 2017
Apprentice Hunt at BillSaveUK
A head for heights and a mentor who knew him well was all Beck Hunt (19) from Clifton, Nottingham needed when he started work as an apprentice scaffolder for BillSaveUK this summer, under the watchful eye of his dad.
Keen to carve out his career in the construction industry, Beck joined the scaffolding arm of the national energy saving installation business, when his dad John Hunt (43) also from Clifton, and with 25 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry, told him about the apprenticeship scheme they were running. Beck applied for the position and after being accepted on to the scheme, he started work in July and is now well on the way to achieving his Part 2 scaffolding qualification.
Currently based at a new homes development in Leicestershire, Beck is being given the opportunity to learn about every aspect of the scaffolding business. Topics such as site safety, manual handling, working at heights, and the erection and dismantling of different scaffolding materials will all form part of Beck’s training.
Beck said: “I went to college and studied bricklaying and construction but it can be hard to know how to start your career and where to find a good reliable job. I know my dad enjoys scaffolding and has worked with the BillSaveUK team for the last five years. He told me they were growing and wanted to train new apprentices, so it seemed like the right opportunity.”
John Hunt added: “We get on well (we both support the same football team), and like any dad, I want to do what’s best for my son. Beck was interested in construction and while he’d been to college, it can be tough to work out where to start in the industry. I’m just pleased to have him working on the team – I can see him build up his experience, become qualified and hopefully go on to achieve whatever he decides he wants.”
BillSaveUK’s scaffolding division works on new build sites mainly across the East and West Midlands. For each project, BillSaveUK commits a dedicated team to design, erect and dismantle the scaffolding –
which is somethng will help Beck to build up his confidence, as he gets to know the colleagues assigned to his site.
Operations manager, Derek Marsden, added: “Beck is the first apprentice we’ve taken on, though we do currently have an open slot available. The nationally-accredited programme is based around apprentices working alongside experienced staff to learn about what a job entails. John has worked with us for a number of years and is one of the most knowledgable members of our team. It’s a pleasure to have his son in the business and we hope he’ll build his future career with us.”
Scaffolders working for BillSaveUK are CISRS card holders and the team is well-known in the industry for its high standards of health, safety and quality of work. For further information and to enquire about apprenticeship vacancies, visit www.billsaveuk.com/for-house-builders/scaffolding
BillSaveUK is headquartered in Leicester and installs energy saving measures into around 3,000 homes and businesses throughout the UK every month. In addition to its variety of energy saving installations, BillSaveUK has a scaffolding division and provides electrical services to businesses and housebuilders. The Company is professionally accredited across all aspects of its work and is considered a leading authority on the future of energy efficiency in the UK.