19 August 2020
Apprentice Ross Blackwood joins Renz (UK) Limited
Ross Blackwood is to join Renz (UK) on a two-year BPIF/BOSS Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.
Starting on September 1 the apprenticeship training will be delivered by BOSS/ BPIF, the industry's leading trade body of which Renz (UK) is a member. The BPIF is also the largest supplier of apprenticeships to the UK printing industry.
Ross will be based at Renz's brand-new Luton premises. He will be mentored by Sales Office and Marketing Manager Stephen Partington who joined the business himself straight from school as a 16-year-old and who, in his earlier years at Renz, was awarded a Print Futures Training Bursary helping him to progress through the company.
In his role Ross will gain an overview and be taught all aspects of the business from the ground up. This will include amongst many duties, monitoring the progress of customer's orders, inputting sales orders, assisting the sales team with enquiries, liaising with customer's, monitoring stock levels for the purchasing department. He will also assist with managing all aspects of the multiple Amazon platforms upon which Renz has a presence.
Iain Bullock, Renz (UK) Managing Director, says: "We are proud to be able to offer this great opportunity to a student keen to join the industry after sixth form and are delighted to welcome Ross to our new Luton Head Office that spearheads our modernisation programme following 23 years of trading in Hatfield Park. We are a small tight knit company who look after our staff. We have employees who joined straight from school with limited academic qualifications in the past that now hold senior positions with over 15 years' service".
Dominic Wing, Higher & Degree Apprenticeship Manager, BOSS/BPIF, adds: "Having spoken with Iain Bullock, we both felt there was a fabulous opportunity for the right person to succeed at Renz (UK). BOSS with their partner BPIF Training were delighted to support Iain during the recruitment process and are very happy to be working with Renz (UK), a BOSS member, to deliver the apprenticeship training programme."
Ross comments: "I am looking forward to joining Renz (UK) and becoming part of the team. I am passionate about finding ways to improve myself and am excited to start this apprenticeship and my working life with Renz (UK)".