Firm hoovers up college apprentices

Unique Clean's director Glenn Stock with his staff at Nelson and Colne College (s)
Unique Clean's director Glenn Stock with his staff at Nelson and Colne College (s)
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An award winning business is continuing to nurture talent by taking on Nelson and Colne College apprentices and improving the skills of current staff.

Unique Clean, a professional commercial cleaning company based in Colne, is working with the college to take on four apprentices and develop eight current members of staff in team leading and management.

Among those starting a qualification is the director of Unique Clean, Glenn Stock, who is looking to develop his leadership skills further by undertaking a college course.

Glenn said: “I’m a big believer in training and developing the team locally. I also believe in not asking the staff to do anything I wouldn’t do myself - so I have also enrolled onto the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

“First impressions are very good – Nelson and Colne College’s help and guidance is helping my company progress in the right direction.

“All staff have been so helpful and have vast knowledge and experience, which is very valuable.

“I am very impressed with workshops that are pencilled in, which are also very good networking opportunities. The team are really looking forward to gaining qualifications and progressing onto the next stage of their career.”

Unique Clean recently won Small Business of the Year at the Nelson and Colne College Apprenticeship Awards.

The college’s Vice Principal Alison Rushton said: “We are delighted to be working with Unique Clean to build and develop their teams, and are thrilled to see the company going from strength to strength.

“We work closely with companies across East Lancashire, who are looking for motivated apprentices to join their teams, and/or training for their current employees.

“At the college, we offer a talent matching service, to ensure companies are getting the very best candidates for their vacancies, and we deliver any bespoke training businesses may require.”