Gov Facility Services Ltd (GFSL) is launching an apprenticeship programme to help people to develop skills and careers at the Ministry of Justice-owned company, which supplies prison maintenance services.
Up to 24 apprenticeships will be on offer from February for NVQ Level 3 Electrical Engineering Apprentices or Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Apprentices in the company, which works across 48 prisons in southern England.
GFSL CEO Paul Ryder said: “We… offer people the chance to gain technical skills and qualifications that are relevant to our organisation and our sector. We are dedicated to offering a tailored experience with consistent mentoring and training as the apprentices progress through the 3-4 year scheme. On completing the programme, the apprentices will qualify with an NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering or Building Services Mechanical.”
The scheme is being run in collaboration with training providers New City College and Choice Training.
Steve Lee, New City College deputy group director for apprenticeships, said: “This is a fantastic employment opportunity for people to access given the current climate, and we look forward to working with GFSL and developing their future workforce.”
“Delivering our services in the prison environment is challenging, but rewarding. There are many processes in place to ensure it is a safe working environment. Our teams enable a key part of the Justice system to work: allowing people to be housed securely, decently and safely while in prison.”
Details of the programme can be seen here.