Our annual Keyline conference, which took place in February this year, covered all areas of our business, recapping to colleagues what happened in 2021 and outlining how we’re looking forward to a bright 2022 with our Focus Connect Grow approach.
A highlight from the fantastic content was by Regional Director for the South, Christina Dell, who spoke about recruitment and our investment in people. It was amazing to hear that there were 215 new starters in 2021 alone.
With the business continuing to grow, Christina laid out Keyline’s plans to increase the number of colleagues completing apprenticeship schemes in the business from 21 in 2021 to 150 in 2022:
“This year we want to increase the number of apprentices significantly and there are many good reasons for this. One is staff retention; those who join us on an apprenticeship are 50% more likely to stay with us than those who don’t, an amazing statistic, which is one very good reason for increasing the number of apprentices."