F.W. Webb’s Work-Study Program

F.W. Webb Corporate Office Bedford Massachusetts

The F.W. Webb Company partners with technical and vocational high schools to provide work-study opportunities to trade students.

"Students learn about potential career options while gaining valuable on-the-job experience," said Senior Vice President of Human Resources Ruth Martin. "Several students over the years wanted to stay at Webb after they graduated from their programs."

Typically, a school submits a proposal outlining its co-op plan. Upon approval, Webb, the school and the student sign an agreement that details the parameters.

Work schedules vary per school. Some students work full-time for a semester, others work a week-on, week-off schedule, while some work a set number of hours daily.

A student’s typical responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the store’s day-to-day operations
  • Receiving deliveries in the warehouse
  • Stocking shelves
  • Pulling contractor orders for pick up
  • Light office work, including scanning data and covering the front desk

F.W. Webb currently has over 20 active co-ops working throughout the company.

In January, the corporate office engaged in a new and unique program with Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School of Methuen, MA. The school employs the students through its work-study program. The money students earn directly helps finance their education. They learn the real-world lesson of providing for themselves while working in a professional office environment.

Work-study programs not only help students with their growth and development but also provide Webb with employees, which is a great benefit in this challenging recruiting environment.

About F.W. Webb

An industry pioneer since 1866, F.W. Webb Company is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, LP gas, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings in the Northeast. F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 100 across nine states and proudly offers customers an extensive inventory of products and dedicated services that reach from underground to the rooftop. Covering 16 areas of expertise, specialty markets include process controls, water works, environmental services and more. F.W. Webb also operates more than 45 Frank Webb Home bath, kitchen and lighting retail showrooms. For more information visit fwwebb.com. Media contact: media@fwwebb.com.

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