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BSS Encourages Skills In The Industry By Joining Apprenticeship Scheme

9 Mar 2012
Leading distributor BSS Industrial has officially joined the Travis Perkins Group apprenticeship scheme to give workers the chance to apply their skills and gain experience in the heating and pipeline industry.

The scheme aims to provide apprentices with the knowledge, skills and behaviour to begin a successful career. Nationwide, BSS Industrial branches will be offering the opportunity for local workers to ‘earn as they learn’ and ultimately gain practical skills and a Retail Apprenticeship at level two, which is equivalent to five GCSEs.

Frank Elkins, Managing Director for BSS Industrial, commented: “We believe apprenticeships are important to give those with little or no experience a solid foundation in the heating and plumbing industry. The apprenticeship scheme will be the ideal method for supporting the industry and securing skills for the future, whilst allowing us to attract the next generation into our own business.”

The one year apprenticeships offer a salary and holiday allowance, plus further training opportunities. The scheme is open to applicants over 17 years old who are looking for a future career in the plumbing and heating distribution industry. GCSEs including Maths and English are essential in addition to communication and team work skills. Applicants should locate their nearest BSS Industrial branch at and contact the Branch Manager to register their interest.

For further information on the apprenticeship scheme visit or call Travis Perkins Group training on 01442 288 688. To find out more about BSS Industrial log on to or call 0116 262 3232.