As part of our National Apprenticeship Week 2018 celebrations we sat down with Apprentice Project Engineers Muhammad Wahid, in London, and Josh Mowatt, in Portsmouth, to find out what they think of being an apprentice at SCS Group.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an apprentice at SCS Group?
Muhammad: “The thing I enjoy best about being an apprentice at SCS is the amount of exposure I get to the real working world, over the last 18 months I have learnt loads about this industry through the exposure and on-site experience I receive. I really enjoy learning new things about the industry and practically managing jobs myself now.”
Josh: “As an apprentice at SCS, I’m lucky to have a variety of things to do and learn, from visiting sites to running my own projects there is always things to be learnt.
“I’ve enjoyed running my own projects at SCS, Grant Road – Croydon and Maidment Court were two jobs that I was given and have now completed; running your own project is definitely a learning curve.
“It’s helped me learn how our system works, dealing with customers, sub-contractors and what goes into running a project.”
Q: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learnt as an apprentice at SCS Group?
Muhammad: “The most valuable thing I have learnt would probably be how to organise my work and time, working in project management means that you are the only person responsible for any problems that occur on site, which means I need to make sure I organise everything to the best of my abilities to prevent problems from occurring.”
Josh: “The most valuable thing I’ve learnt working here is customer service skills.”
Q: How do you think being a SCS Group apprentice will help you in your future?
Muhammad: “I think the organisation and management skills I have learnt through working with SCS will help me in the future with any difficult task I encounter, both in my personal life and my working career.”
Josh: “Being an apprentice now will help set my future up for a career path in smoke control, hopefully here at SCS. I find what we do here at SCS very interesting, there’s so much to it, it’s a constant learning cycle, so starting now and learning the basics and getting to grips with how we work and what it is we provide as a company will help me learn to do this the right way, the SCS way.”
National Apprenticeship Week, coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, celebrates apprenticeships and the positive effect they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.
Do you want to be an apprentice at SCS Group?
We offer a number of apprenticeships and current positions can be found on our vacancies page. However, if you don’t see anything suitable at the moment, it’s worth getting in touch anyway and telling us about yourself – we will get back in touch if and when a suitable position comes up – email firstname.lastname@example.org.