Truckman, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of hardtops and 4×4 accessories, continues to invest in developing its future workforce by expanding its apprenticeship programme.
The Dudley-based company has signed up its first marketing apprentice, Kian Wheatley, and is currently in the process of recruiting a Business Administration apprentice to support operations in its hardtop manufacturing unit.
The new apprentices will follow in the footsteps of current trainee Josh Dowd who is working towards a Warehousing apprenticeship and former trainee Jordan Clarke who recently completed his Warehousing apprenticeship to take on a full-time role with the company as Warehouse and Fitting Operative.
Truckman’s most recent recruit, Kian, 18 from Stourbridge joins the company’s marketing team to support the promotion of its extensive range of vehicle accessories. Including supporting the creation of e-newsletters, photography and managing its stock of product brochures.
A music and social media enthusiast, who writes and produces his own rap music, Kian will also support Truckman’s digital promotions across online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Kian will spend the majority of his time working at Truckman with one day a moth spent with his trainer and five days every two months at the Birmingham Acadamy, where he will work towards his recognised CIM Digital Marketing qualifications that will support completing his apprenticeship.
Kian Wheatley said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to apply my passion for social media and marketing to support the growth of Truckman and its product range. I am joining an experienced and talented team at Truckman, which will help me gain new skills and understanding of how a fast-moving business delivers effective marketing. At the same time, I think my social media knowledge will be of benefit to the business as I progress through my apprenticeship.”
Mike Wheeler, Executive Chairman of Truckman, said: “We are committed to supporting the development of our workforce and apprenticeships form a key element of how we attract, train and retain staff. Investing in our sales and marketing function with the recruitment of Kian, along with our other apprentices, will enable us to meet the growing demand for our products and continually develop our brand recognition across the industries we serve. The enthusiasm of the apprentices is fantastic, and they are gaining invaluable expertise from our long-serving, experienced workforce, which creates a brilliant blend across the business.”