Senior says ‘you’re hired’ to apprentice
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Senior says ‘you’re hired’ to apprentice


James Keeling-Heane and Chris Kenyon

Never mind Alan Sugar and the return of BBC’s The Apprentice – glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has taken on an apprentice of its own, who will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry from the firm’s South Yorkshire base.

Apprentice Chris Kenyon will spend time within each department at Senior’s Denaby facility – where it manufactures aluminium systems for use in construction – to gain an overall view of company processes.

The 19-year-old, from Swallownest, in Rotherham, will complete placements in the sales department, on the shop floor and in the packing and painting facility before joining the company’s estimating department, where he will complete his apprenticeship.

Chris will also spend one day a week studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering from Sheffield College, which will involve modules in health, safety and welfare, sustainable construction and surveying processes.

James Keeling-Heane, sales director at Senior, said: “We are delighted to have taken Chris on as an apprentice and look forward to helping him develop valuable skills and knowledge so he can build a career here at Senior.”

Chris said: “This apprenticeship has given me a great opportunity to forge a career and I look forward to learning more about the company and to developing my skill set, which will be of great benefit to both me and to Senior.”

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