The need for specific skills in our workplace is essential. Attracting and acquiring new talent is a highly competitive field, with more students leaving school and attending university than ever before. The benefits of apprentices are apparent. The ability to train fresh talent and integrate this into a unique working culture has its obvious advantages and are one of the best opportunities for young people to learn valuable workplace-related skills.
James joined us in August 2016, he was a shy 16 year old school leaver who wanted to work in Engineering. James spent his first year at MGTS where he learnt the basic skills of the trade. His 2nd year was work based at our Bayton Road site. He was placed with Mentors and had regular visits from his learning assessor. James has now almost completed his apprenticeship and has not only become an integral part of the maintenance team, he’s also grown in confidence and is a great asset to the business.
What does James think?
“I joined ABM straight from school with the ambition of completing my apprenticeship in maintenance engineering. Since starting with the business, I have managed to develop my confidence as a person and gained knowledge and skills to help me become a skilled electrical bias technician. Every day I have the opportunity to learn and further develop my skillset, with the help of my mentors and management team, and I know that I am in the best position to build a successful career.”