Kyle Randles joins Vikings as Apprentice

Kyle Randles joins Vikings as Apprentice

28th November 2016

Widnes Vikings and Riverside College have continued to expand on their partnership through offering young people the opportunity to join a retail apprenticeship with the Club.

The first young person to take advantage of the role is 17-year old Kyle Randles, who joined the retail team at the Viking Superstore located within Tesco Extra earlier this month.

Kyle has been a supporter of the Club from a young age and has already expressed his delight at being able to work for the Vikings on a full-time basis whilst gaining qualifications from Riverside College.

"It’s a great experience to be involved with the Club," he said.

"I can already tell there’s a great team here and I have fitted in quite well within the group. It’s a job I know I’m going to enjoy because of the varying type of things you can do every day, and I’m really happy to join. 

"I’m hoping that the apprenticeship will help with my customer service skills and I think that my confidence in myself and in the shop will also be developed during my time here."

Traci Van Marle at Riverside College says: "It is fantastic for Widnes Vikings to recognise the talent in Halton and the value of recruiting apprentices through Riverside College," she said.

"Congratulations to Kyle on securing his Retail apprenticeship to support the sales and marketing for the Vikings Superstore.  We look forward to working closely with the Vikings to train and develop their apprentices in sports and retail."

Vikings Director Brian O’Connor added: “This is another example of our developing partnership with Riverside College. As one of our major  supporters, we already have a number of successful programmes that the partnership offers and I have no doubt that the apprenticeship programme will be no different.

“Kyle has made an immediate impact and has settled well into the team. I wish him the best of luck with his qualification and have high hopes that this will lead to a full time role within the Vikings organisation and a clear career path.”

Kyle Randles joins Vikings as Apprentice