Christeyns, the Bradford-based manufacturer and supplier of detergents and supporting chemicals for the UK laundry sector, has taken on four new apprentices, bringing the total of talented youngsters on their scheme up to ten.

Two apprenticeship places are on offer each year but due to the high quality of entrants, the firm doubled its apprenticeship hires to four.

Zachari Adams and Lucy Duckworth have joined the company on a Higher Apprenticeship, starting with a 12-month foundation period that takes them around the business to understand “how the work works”.

Keiron Todd and Hena Arif have secured Foundation Apprenticeships and will spend 24-months working in all areas of the business whist studying for a level 2 NVQ qualification in a specific business area.

All four apprentices will also take a level 2 NVQ qualification in Business Improvement Techniques.

Neville Kildunne, works manager and apprenticeship scheme mentor at Christeyns said: “Our apprenticeship programme provides an excellent training ground where new recruits are fully immersed in the business from day one. We offer a mix of study and work experience that gives exposure to all areas of our business.”

TALENTED TEAM:  Nine of the ten apprentices at Christeyns (Joe Pearson is the tenth). They are: Back row (left to right): Jordan Jeffrey, Jordan Smith, Adam Brookfield, Michael Todd, Liam Humphreys. Front row (left to right) the new apprentices: Lucy Duckworth, Zachari Adams, Keiran Todd and Hena Arif