Foyne Jones and Jones Digital pledge support for new apprenticeships target

Stars of the Future

Foyne Jones and Jones Digital pledge support for new apprenticeships target

Stars of the Future

29th October 2021
Holly Funnell
By Holly Funnell

Everyone at Foyne Jones and Jones Digital applauds the latest initiative by The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), launched this week, to tackle skills shortages in our industry.

In a game-changing development, the KBB Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship programme is set to recruit 500 young people every year, to combat vacancies and to assist in long-term skills growth. As passionate supporters of the next  generation, Team Foyne Jones is delighted that this scheme will give installers much-needed help to get school leavers into one of the best industries in the world! 

Founder and Managing Director, Peter Jones said: “I was so excited when I heard about the new  Level 2 Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship Standard as empowering change and growth in the KBB industry is a cause which is close to my heart. At last we have a brand-new tailor-made programme which will open the door to a life-changing career as a highly-skilled KBB fitter. I am sure that that both employers and apprenticeships will soon see the benefits of this phenomenal  development so that we attract more and more  talented people into the KBB industry, raising its profile as a great place to work. I certainly hope that this will encourage more training and development programmes and partnerships so that we can work together to secure a vibrant future for us all.’ 

Damian Walters, Chief Executive of BiKBBI, said: “This is a real game changer and it’s going to make a real difference for hundreds of installation businesses. 

“In the last couple of years we’ve had over 700 of our members get in touch to express an interest in taking on an apprentice, but until now many have found it difficult to deal with the cost and bureaucracy of doing so. 

“That’s why we’ve worked so hard to put this package of support together. It means that for the first time, installers of all sizes can afford to take on an apprentice and grow their businesses, without the complication sometimes associated with apprenticeships.” 

For more details on the Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship click here.  


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