Stylish career opportunities for Telford College apprentices

Hannah Walters and Kate Home Roberts founders of CharlesTed 624x470 1

A Shrewsbury-based interior design company is working with Telford College on an apprenticeship programme which has become a pivotal part of its growth plans.

CharlesTed’s apprenticeship programme has already seen Summer Pound join as a business administration apprentice and Leanne Gray as a warehouse apprentice in the summer.

Hannah Walters and Kate Home Roberts founders of CharlesTed 624x470 1
CharlesTed founders Hannah Walters and Kate Home-Roberts, who have been impressed with the progress of their latest apprentices

The company says it has been so impressed with their progress that it is searching for its next generation of apprentices in areas such as customer service, business administration and warehousing.

Suzie Mckeown, the company’s HR manager, said: “At CharlesTed we believe apprenticeships are the foundation of business growth and developing a loyal committed workforce.

“We have been very fortunate with the Ladder for Shropshire’s help and Telford College’s assistance in the hiring process. Our apprentices have been a perfect fit to us as a business.

“I look forward to developing Summer and Leanne’s careers as the business grows and utilising their learnt skills to assist with future apprenticeship mentoring for the next generation we hire.”

CharlesTed was established in October 2017 by Hannah Walters and Kate Home-Roberts – two friends with a shared passion for beautiful home styling.

It offers a collection of over 1,000 pieces through its online store as well as interior advice and styling through sister company CharlesTed Interiors.

CharlesTed has experienced exceptional growth since the business started in 2017 with exciting plans on the horizon for new projects and developments throughout 2022.

Both Summer and Leanne came through Telford College’s Apprenticeship recruitment team. Recruitment Officer Katie Mckeown said “It’s great to help such an exciting local company expand their staff and support the apprenticeship route to grow.”

Anyone interested in hiring or becoming an apprentice needs to email apprentices@telfordcollege.ac.uk

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