Portakabin has doubled its usual intake of apprentices this year to meet continued growth and increased demand.

The York-headquartered modular building expert has started training 20 new apprentices this month from Levels 2 to 6, with plans to increase its intake year on year. Portakabin Future Talent Specialist Jo Brownsword comments:

“This is a record intake of apprentices for Portakabin and marks the continued increase in demand for our services as well as the tremendous feedback we get from the young people who join us – the vast majority of whom become valued employees with us at the end of their apprenticeship.

“We want to give people the very best experience we can and the widest development opportunities. Our apprenticeships range from the required skills for modular building construction including plumbing, joinery, painting and electrical work, to product design and development engineering – where we are working with the University of Sheffield – construction and development, quantity surveying, business administration, commercial and project management.

“The qualifications our apprentices achieve at the end of their training are hard-won and are ensuring an excellent talent pipeline for us, with prospects for further skills training and development.”

This year’s new intake of apprentices will be working at Portakabin head office in York and across the UK, including in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Ireland.