We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the talented apprentices currently working at Shed – Keane Clapperton and Emma Delaney.
These young additions to team Shed have come to us on an apprenticeship programme. This gives candidates (often young people, who have just completed their GCSE’s) an opportunity to work in a paid placement, where they receive industry training and insider experience.
Keane completed his GCSEs in the summer of 2021 and joined us shortly afterwards. He’s following in his father’s footsteps into the horticultural world (his dad, Craig, is our Operations Manager!).
From about 12 years old, Keane has shown a passion for the great outdoors, looking after his neighbours’ gardens. He has always shone in manual work, and his enthusiasm is immediately clear.
Now, Keane works closely alongside our team of Grounds Maintenance Operatives, to manage our extensive portfolio of sites. He can been seen spending much of his time improving the grounds at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Emma is the latest Apprentice to join team Shed, and the most recent addition to our head office.
She has embarked on a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship, which sees Emma helping with the management of all the day-to-day office tasks whilst taking on projects to improve the business. She works closely alongside the existing support team to ensure our customers are provided with direct and prompt support.
Emma gained 3 A levels at Tupton Hall School in Chesterfield, and spent over a year working with Derbyshire Constabulary before taking the decision to pursue a more office based career. When not at work, Emma enjoys looking after her Grans horse, Bob.
At Shed, we’ve provided apprenticeship programmes for many years now. For us, it gives us the opportunity to work with aspiring new talent, while supporting students who prefer a non-conventional academic route.
This commitment is particularly important for Peter who has a passion for giving young people a chance to prove themselves in a working environment.
“Keane and Emma are already proving to be fantastic assets to Shed,” said Peter. “They are hard-working, intelligent and demonstrate a brilliant willingness to learn.
“We are delighted to have such motivated, hard working and cheerful young blood in our team.”