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A&P FALMOUTH HIRES FIRST HSE APPRENTICE

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Rebbeca Kitts

Rebecca Kitts has become A&P Falmouth’s first ever Health, Safety and Environmental Technician apprentice - and one of the first in the entire UK.

The 19-year-old began her apprenticeship two months ago and is finding it challenging, but enjoyable.

Rebecca spends four days a week on site at A&P Falmouth and one day at St Austell College. Her 18 months of training and assessments will lead to her sitting for a National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) qualification.

Kevin Peart, Group HSEQ Director, said: “We are proud to be leading the way by employing one of the first HSE apprentices in the country.

“We had several applications for the apprenticeship, but Rebecca was the outstanding candidate and we have faith she will excel in her studies and become an invaluable member of our team.”

Rebecca, who had started a law degree at university before changing direction, said: “I am really enjoying it here at A&P Falmouth. It is very challenging, but I am learning so much and can see my long-term future being with A&P.”

Rebecca is one of nine apprentices who have joined A&P Falmouth in the last two months. They include a Procurement & Supply trainee, seven engineering apprentices and a pipe fabricator apprentice. A&P Group is committed to employing apprentices and has employed numerous apprentices across a mixture of trade disciplines over the last decade. At A&P Falmouth, almost 70% of its management, supervisors and technical staff started out on the apprenticeship programme.