The Penzance based bespoke joinery manufacturer Timber-Tek had not previously considered Apprenticeships and had always been concerned the paperwork would be too much hassle. Having been so impressed with now employed Apprentice, Robert Roskilly, they discovered with the right training partner, this isn’t the case.

“We’ve always considered Apprenticeships but were cautious as we thought it involved a lot of paperwork, but this wasn’t the case. We’ve been delighted with the support Truro and Penwith College have offered us since we contacted them, they took all the strain out of the process and ensured everything works perfectly around our busy business.”

With an enthusiastic candidate for the apprenticeship identified and hearing about Truro and Penwith Colleges new facilities and expertise in bench joinery, Timber-Tek contacted the College for support and decided to take Robert on , soon finding out that like many, they could access £1500 through the AGE grant for doing so.

“As a manufacturer of bespoke joinery we’re focused on quality, to make the most of the Apprenticeship programme we needed not only the right Apprentice, but the right College when it came to facilities and the technical side of training as well. The Bench Joinery Apprenticeship with Truro and Penwith College has done exactly that and our Apprentice is already a highly valued part of our business.”

With the combination of the practical experience at work and the top of the line equipment and tutoring at College, Robert continues to grow in his role at Timber-Tek and is an essential part of their day to day success.