After such a challenging time for everyone, it is great to be supporting our clients with their live events and exhibitions and seeing people enjoying being back on-site building and visiting events.

There are going to be some challenging times, but we are very excited about the future!

We are proud to have our apprentices as a core part of our team and we hope they will be with us for a long time to come. We want to offer local jobs to local people and that starts with our apprenticeships. Hiring an apprentice is a productive way for us to help develop a skilled and qualified workforce and support the industry for the future.

As many industries and sectors are being challenged with a lack of resources, what better way to help than to connect with our young people.

Having apprentices on your team allows the business to train and nurture young talent.

“Colleges have been great helping us set up work placements for these young learners, The really exciting part for me is setting up the tasks that Taylex teach during their on-the-job training.

Please support this cause and our young people to be part of our industry and help to create the stars of the future.”

Karl Clark – Owner and Founder


Makiyah Bogle:

I began my journey with Taylex, while on a course at Lema Academy… I was lucky enough to have an interview and then fortunate enough to get the role of being the CNC operator/ designer. I joined the Taylex team in September 2019.

My apprenticeship involves many different types of jobs that will help me progress through my course over time, such as the operation of a CNC router machine’s, creating elevations, floor plans and CAD drawings.

In the future I would like to continue with my athletics career alongside finishing my apprenticeship with Taylex, hopefully, to then go full time as a CNC operator/designer.

With Taylex being my first job, I have learnt many new life skills and soft skills. I have also learned many new engineering and CAD skills, to help me progress through my career.

My most memorable and interesting job would be to have the involvement and to be able to cut out parts for the Kawasaki stand at the NEC.

When away from work I enjoy training for my athletics and working out in any spare time I have.

Bethany Eustace:

I got my apprenticeship by helping during lockdowns, getting some work experience with Taylex to improve my skills and when I heard I could get an apprenticeship with them, I jumped at the opportunity.

My apprenticeship is site carpentry, level 2. It includes learning how to build and fit carpentry, flooring, and use a variety of tools.

In the future, I would like to be a carpenter within the exhibition industry so that I can do what I love while being able to travel.

So far at Taylex, I have learnt so much, it’s hard to put it into a couple of sentences. Everything I know about carpentry, labouring, decorating, etc has all come from Taylex. I’ve learnt to make panels, fix door hinges, use power tools, laminate, use different fixings, and so much more.

My favourite job so far has been a shop fit in Walsall for kid’s school clothing. I acted as a labourer within this job, it was the biggest challenge I’ve faced, and I loved every second of it. I was able to load and unload vans/ lorries, move all the clothing/ store items. Build racks to hold all warehouse clothes. I worked from 5:30am- 5pm most days and it was why I fell in love with Taylex.

Everyone worked as a team, no one was left behind and I was able to prove to myself and everyone else how hard I can work no matter how challenging.

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce.

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service

Other benefits of working with apprentices include:

  • you can adapt their training according to the needs of your business
  • they’re motivated to learn new skills
  • you can expand and upskill your workforce