The Source Skills Academy is providing apprentices across the UK for Galaxy Insulation and Dry Lining Limited, a market-leading, independently-owned supplier to the construction sector.
Turnover is now in excess of £66million for Galaxy, which was named in 2020’s Yorkshire Fastest 50 growth awards and employs 220. The company has continued to expand during the pandemic, recently opening branches in Bedford and Newcastle. It now has 10 locations and plans to open two further branches in the South West this year.
Build The Future is the theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week – “We couldn’t endorse that message strongly enough,” says Richard Walker, Group Operations Director at Galaxy, “We can increase staff and grow the business and very importantly, give young people a head-start in a very difficult climate,”
“Our apprenticeship scheme also helps us to future-proof the business. We want to ensure the skills of highly-experienced and long-serving employees are passed on. We are committed to ensuring apprentices benefit from their knowledge and grow careers with us. Our company ethos is: it doesn’t matter where you start; if you work hard you can achieve and climb the ladder.”
Spotlight On Codie
Codie joined Galaxy North West at the start of December 2020 as a customer service assistant. She left school in 2018 and started her working career at McDonalds as a crew member, whilst also attending a college course in leisure and tourism.
Whilst that market took a considerable hit in 2020, due to the COVID 19 outbreak, Codie decided to take her career into her own hands and pursue a different path. Her family have a construction based background, so it is only fitting that Codie has chosen to pursue a career in the industry.
In a short period of time, Codie has mastered the sales input system, handling of telephone calls, started a sales development project with a business development manager and integrated herself into the North West team, while being supported by a tutor from The Source for her Customer Service apprenticeship qualification.
Spotlight On Savraj
Savraj joined our Birmingham team in November 2020 being mentored by Branch Director Lee Morgan. Spending a few weeks in the warehouse and with the drivers, he got an understanding of Galaxy Insulation and the distribution element of what they do.
Since then, he has been learning the computer system, picking up and transferring incoming calls, sales order processing, sales administration work and keeping on top of his course work.
We wish Savraj the very best of luck in his career at Galaxy and look forward to supporting him through his Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification!
Spotlight On Jack
Jack has been working in Galaxy Sheffield Head Office since January 2021 on a Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship within the central accounts team.
"I was working at a COVID-19 testing centre before I joined Galaxy and was worried the pandemic would stop me getting into a career. I thought many firms would not be recruiting. An apprenticeship is a great opportunity to get into a business, show what you can do and train for a qualification while you are working,” says Jack.
“An apprenticeship is a great opportunity to get into a business, show what you can do and train for a qualification while you are working. Despite the pandemic, Galaxy has continued to open new branches and take on staff. I’m very pleased to be part of the team.”
Galaxy insulation is based on the Meadowhall Business Park in Sheffield and working with The Source to provide apprentices for its locations across the country. Apprenticeships ranging from customer service and warehousing to business administration.
Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, our employability and recruitment teams here at The Source are enabling job-seekers throughout the country to find roles at Galaxy. We use online tools to run apprenticeships guidance sessions virtually, and your recruitment manager will liaise with you every step of the way to make sure your interviews and enrolment with Galaxy are done in the safest possible ways.
Current Galaxy Insulation Apprenticeship Vacancies
Warehouse Apprentice, West London Branch, Uxbridge UB8 - Apply Now
Customer Service Apprentice, East London Branch, West Thurrock RM20 - Apply Now
Customer Service Apprentice, West Yorkshire Branch, Leeds LS15 - Apply Now
Customer Service Apprentice, Newcastle Branch, North Shields NE27 - Apply Now
Business Administrator Apprentice, North West Branch, Haydock WA11 - Apply Now
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