Vax Apprenticeship Academy helps young people earn while they learn

Britain’s leading floorcare brand* is offering 16-18 year olds the chance to join their customer care team and gain formal qualifications at the same time.

Vax is cementing its position as a leading West Midlands employer and a ‘Times Top 100 best company to work for’ by launching the Vax Academy apprenticeship scheme at its offices in Droitwich. The Vax Academy has been created to provide young people the opportunity to work for a market leading brand, while also achieving nationally recognised, professional qualifications.

Working in partnership with national skills training specialists, the National Sales Academy, Vax is inviting 16-18 year olds to apply to become an apprentice in their Customer Contact Centre. Starting in September, successful apprentices will receive on-the-job training, plus continuous professional and personal development through Vax’s structured mentoring and career progression programmes. At the same time as learning practical, work-related skills and gaining business experience, they will work towards an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Customer Service in their first year, with the potential to gain an NVQ Level 2 in Sales in year two.

The Vax Academy will be located at the company’s new purpose-built UK operations centre at Stonebridge Cross in Droitwich, which opened last year to house their growing Customer Service, Warehousing and Distribution teams. With over 200 new job roles created at Vax since 2011, the company’s meteoric growth has secured its place as a leading employer in the West Midlands region.  For the past two years, Vax has been named a ‘Times Top 100’ best company to work for and has been included in’s top 100 graduate employers list.

“The Vax Academy gives young people a great chance to get a foot on the ladder, earning money while they work towards professional qualifications,” commented Kirsty Lister, Head of HR. “Research shows that qualified apprentices earn £150,000 more over their lifetime than their peers who fail to take a workplace learning route, so schemes like these provide a valuable investment in their future.”

“Our new apprentices will learn very quickly that any job requires hard work, commitment and a positive attitude, but we also believe that it is really important that people enjoy coming to work. We therefore invest in our people through ongoing learning and development and numerous reward schemes. As a progressive company with ambition, Vax is always looking for ways to innovate the floorcare market and develop our brand, so we’re keen to develop our talented employees to grow with the company, For us it’s about a career with Vax.”

To register your interest to become one of the first to join the Vax Apprenticeship Academy and start your career with Vax, visit 

* Source: GfK RT UK, Vacuum Cleaners + Steam Cleaners, Volume Sales, Sep 2013-Aug 2014

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