At Vorboss developing people is built into our DNA. Since our inception 15 years ago we've always prioritised training our teams, and we've never been afraid of hiring junior people and training them up. At the start of 2021 we launched The Vorboss Training Academy, a four week intensive program that takes people with no previous experience and teaches them everything they need to know to graduate as a Vorboss Installation Technician.
We work with The ITP to recruit apprentices and trainees to join the academy, with 20 people joining the academy each month. Alongside the ITP we are working to get more women into fibre, an industry traditionally dominated by men. Our Female First campaign aims for a 50/50 gender split with our academy intakes, but the campaign goes beyond a quota.
Internally we're working hard to make the build environment a more inclusion place for women. Initiatives include creating a welcoming environment for women out in the field by sourcing tools designed for women, finding uniform that is sized for women, introducing Period days, part-time working patterns and ensuring we have a welfare van out with teams each day.
As 2021 draws to a close we look back at the incredible success stories that have come out of our academy and share a few highlights below.
Are you looking for a new challenge? Find out more about joining our academy here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.