March 14, 2016

National Apprentice Week

By Julie Verrill

This week sees us enter ‘National Apprenticeship Week ’. Coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, and part of the Skills Funding Agency, it is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider community.

Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to study technical qualifications whilst working for a business to gain practical experience. As the gap in skills and talent shortage intensifies in the engineering industry, Cundall are continuously looking at ways of improving the way that we recruit and develop talent.

For Cundall, there is a clear business imperative to get this right and as part of our commitment to apprenticeships, Cundall will be launching an ‘Apprenticeship Strategy’ in the coming months and one which will provide a consistent and robust process for recruiting apprenticeships throughout our business.

We always need to look at ways of providing the best possible service that we can to our clients and apprenticeships offer a way of hiring people with different backgrounds and skills to the business, offering up the opportunity to innovate. Without the right people in our business, we wouldn’t be able to provide the level of service that we expect to provide to our clients and growing our talent pipeline and leaders of the future is key.

‘Participating in an advanced apprenticeship within an renowned building services consultancy has benefited me hugely in understanding not only basic skills of design engineering but it has also  given me a good knowledge of the entire industry. My apprenticeship has given me the opportunity of employment within a field of engineering I thoroughly enjoy, whilst also providing me with the relevant academic and invaluable training only acquired through experience.’ Kieron Blyth, Trainee Engineer.

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