In 2019 we launched the Metro Rod Apprenticeship Programme to help provide our franchisees with a qualified and highly-skilled engineer resource by developing young talent.
An industry first, the Metro Rod Apprenticeship Programme has been designed in conjunction with The Institute of Training & Occupational Learning (ITOL). Metro Rod apprentices complete a two-year, work-based, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, with training and development taking place while they are working in the business, meaning they can earn while they learn.
Tailored mentoring and development is provided by experienced drainage technicians and business owners, who help our apprentices develop the necessary skills, confidence and experience. The formal training is built on a suite of specialist training courses that have been ITOL accredited and certified. In time, apprentices will have the opportunity to develop into a senior drainage engineer, a manager or even a business owner