At Selwood, we invest in our employees and always ensure that our staff are trained to the highest industry standards – from apprentices to senior managers. Ross Bax joined Selwood in 2011, aged 20, as an apprentice fitter. He’s now a fully qualified Mobile Fitter at our Charlton Pump Hire branch in London. Here’s his story.
“Selwood offered me a superb opportunity as an apprentice. I started out as an apprentice fitter and was fully trained and mentored in the yard at Charlton by the Foreman, as well as going on day-release at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA). I completed my NVQ Level 3 Plant Maintenance after three years.
As I couldn’t drive, Selwood said they would be happy to pay for my driving lessons and driving test, to allow me to progress as a mobile fitter and a permanent member of the team. Now I can drive a commercial vehicle and go out to jobs where I’m needed.
Day-to-day I’m testing and servicing pumps, carrying out any repairs that need doing, as well as installs and de-installs.
It’s a great company to work for – the team works so well together and it’s a really friendly environment. I really appreciate the support, mentoring and training that I’ve been given – as an apprentice to where I am now.”
At Selwood we are always looking for talented people to join our teams across the UK. Take a look at our Careers pages to see what positions we’re currently looking to fill.