When Ventrolla’s Technical Sales Manager, Dave Tiller was asked to lend his support to window industry organisation Building Our Skills (BOS), he couldn’t wait to get involved.
With campaigns like ‘Inspiring the Future’, BOS is working hard to encourage young and new people to become the future workforce of the fenestration industry, and Dave knows, more than most, how interesting and rewarding a career like this can be. Dave has worked in the window industry for over four decades – including 14 years for Ventrolla – so it’s a topic that’s very close to his heart.
Dave explains, “BOS has identified over 80 different industry roles which young and new people could choose from when looking for a career in Fenestration, and it’s important that people from our industry help to educate young people about the success they could achieve when choosing it as a career of choice”.
Faced with a growing skills gap, BOS was established as a campaigning organisation, to raise awareness and draw more young people into the fenestration industry. Thanks to support from high-profile companies, like Ventrolla, they are making even more young people aware of the vast range of careers available in the world of windows.
“If enough people from our industry sign up to do this we can make significant inroads into getting the word ‘fenestration’ into the minds of young people in a way we’ve never done before. We can also help them to understand the amazing array of career paths open to them if they make the industry their career of choice.” – BOS
As a BOS supporter, Dave Tiller will have the opportunity to visit schools and colleges and talk to young people, helping them to understand the array of jobs available in the industry and chat to them about his own work experiences This is an initiative that’s welcomed by education organisations and the window industry alike.
“Having a good many years’ experience in the Fenestration industry, I was really keen to give something back, in particular to support the ‘Inspiring The Future campaign’ via BOS. I want to explain what a fabulous industry this is to work and build a career in, and being given the opportunity to do this, supported by my employer is very special to me.”, Dave continued.
By promoting BOS on their website, social media platforms and marketing material, Ventrolla are also playing their part in supporting the long-term future of fenestration.
Ventrolla’s collaboration with BOS ties in with their brand new nationwide apprenticeship scheme, which is set to be rolled out within the next 12 months, with new apprentices already having joined the business in recent months. We aim to bring young people into the business – combining on-the-job training with the chance to work towards recognised qualifications. Through this scheme, Ventrolla will be able to strengthen the future of the craftsmanship that they’re renowned for in their repair, restoration and manufacture of timber sash windows and casement windows.
For more information about how Ventrolla are supporting Building Our Skills, or to find out more about the Ventrolla apprenticeship scheme, you can contact our team.