Executive recruitment agency Foyne Jones says that it is “forging ahead in its bid to raise the profile of the KBB, Builders’ Merchant & Home Interiors sectors” by partnering with trade organisation The British Institute of Kitchen Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) and national training provider Didac, which specialises in the furniture, wood and merchanting sectors.
The agency says that the new partnerships “help to widen the divide between Foyne Jones and other ‘me-too’ recruitment agencies, firmly establishing the company as a destination of choice for developing the stars of the future and retaining talent with trade arenas”.
Peter Jones, Founder & Managing Director at Foyne Jones, said: “Operating with a ‘Together Stronger’ mentality has always been a quality I support in business, which is why I am excited to support BiKBBI so that together, we can optimise apprenticeship schemes for the next generation and continue to provide job support for the wider KBB communities. We hope our involvement as a Corporate Sponsor will have a positive impact on the calibre of design talent and exclusive career opportunities our industry is able to take advantage of and I am confident, we can make a difference.”
Damian Walters, BiKBBI CEO, added: “Career support and guidance is extremely important, especially when faced with the challenges from the past 18 months. Peter has a great deal of knowledge and expertise to offer and we look forward to working with the Foyne Jones team in supporting the industry over the coming months and years.”
Based in Bristol, Didac was established in 1997 and currently delivers around 200 work-based Apprenticeships for the KBB, Builders’ Merchant and Electrical Sectors. Its “highly sought after” Professional Development Apprenticeships include Trade Supplier, Business Admin, Warehousing and Team Leading, as well as Furniture and Woodworking Apprenticeships.
The work Foyne Jones and Didac carry out together will be dual-branded, doubling the chances of finding the right people for the job and flagging the value of industry partnerships and collaborations.
Peter Jones commented: “We are getting the message out there straight away with the recruitment of two trainer/assessors with one role based in the Sheffield, South Yorkshire area and the other based in Colchester, North Essex. For me, apprenticeships and attracting our stars of the future is something really close to my heart especially when ‘building back better’ is of huge national significance.
“I believe that our industry needs to embrace its potential as the driver of so many future projects and developments, both residential and commercial. We should all be considering the bigger picture, with a drive to recruit new blood and convey the lifelong features and benefits of having in-demand specialist skills, which is why we are thrilled to be working hand in hand with Didac Apprenticeships.”
For more infomration on the recruitment support Foyne Jones can offer, visit www.foynejones.com