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SCS Group’s apprentices settle into another academic year

A picture of Leteesha Flore and Muhammad Wahid, SCS Group's Apprentice Project Engineers

Apprentices Leteesha Flore and Muhammad Wahid, SCS Group’s Apprentice Project Engineers

EIGHT of SCS Group’s hard-working staff are learning lots of new skills as they continue apprenticeships and courses in this new academic year.

Leteesha Flore (Apprentice Project Engineer) is doing Building Services Engineering Apprenticeship (Year 2) at South Thames College; Luke Jones (Apprentice Panel Wireman) is studying Electrical/Electronic Level 3 NVQ at The Bournemouth and Poole College; Josh Parkhurst (Apprentice Panel Wireman) is doing an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship at City College Southampton; Alex Rees (Apprentice Project Engineer) is doing a BTEC level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment at Bridgend College; Muhammad Wahid (Apprentice Project Engineer), is doing a Building Services Engineering Apprenticeship (Year 2) at South Thames College; and Edd  Wilkinson (Apprentice Controls Engineer) is doing a Trend Apprenticeship.

Meanwhile, Macarena Machado, Operations Manager, has started the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management – Level 5, at Cardiff and Vale College, and Ryan Berry (Production) is studying Electrical/Electronic Eng Level 3 NVQ at The Bournemouth and Poole College.

A picture of SCS Group Operations Manager Macarena Machado

SCS Group Operations Manager Macarena Machado

Macarena said: “We only have lectures for one day each month but they are very intense and cover a range of topics. We are expected to do lots of extra reading around the topic to aid our understanding of the subject.  It can be really difficult finding the time!

“I’m enjoying hearing from the other students, how they do things in their own companies and learning from them.”

Alex Rees, Apprentice Project Engineer, said: “I am enjoying college early on, with subjects like design being the most enjoyable. Aspects of the course including maths and science definitely keep the mind going on Monday. The course offers a great wide range of knowledge along with a high standard of work.”

Leteesha Flore, Apprentice Project Engineer, said: “College is going quite well so far.

“We’ve started a new topic which I’m taking a fancy to… applied maths! We’ve also began looking into how controls work which almost seems like second nature as we deal with BMS in SCS. It is nice to have the mixture of both work and studies.”

A picture of SCS Group Apprentice Controls Engineer Edd Wilkinson

SCS Group Apprentice Controls Engineer Edd Wilkinson

Edd Wilkinson, Apprentice Controls Engineer, has completed his studies at Eastleigh College and is now completing his portfolio of work-based evidence for his NVQ.

He said: “I’ve spent the last week at SCS Group’s Dorset factory constructing and testing a BMS control panel as part of this.”

Muhammad Wahid, Apprentice Project Engineer, said: “College this year is going well so far; we have been introduced to a variety of new units such as fluid mechanics, further maths, HVAC, electrical installation and building controls. It is interesting learning about the different areas in building services engineering.

“I am most enjoying HVAC and building controls, this is because it is most similar to what we do in SCS, ventilation and BMS. I find it easy to relate to this topic a lot more and that helps a lot in my learning.”