National Apprenticeship Week is nearly upon us, and Wolseley UK is showing its support by extending its flagship apprenticeship scheme.

The plumbing and heating firm has launched a new LGV driver apprenticeship scheme, in addition to its customer service apprenticeship scheme, which begins in April 2015 and includes a training package worth £7,000. Four apprentices will graduate with a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles, a C+E license, Driver CPC, a forklift license and the chance to permanently join a FTSE 100 firm.

“Wolseley UK aims to be the employer of choice in its industry and, in order to attract and retain the best talent, we’ve made sure that we offer innovative, exciting and industry-leading career opportunities,” said Joanne Smith, HR director at Wolseley UK.

“We believe in growing our own people so that we have the best employees in the business – people who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service. Our apprentice schemes are an investment into the next generation of employees, offering a practical and accessible route into business.”

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 9 to 15 March 2015.