SCS Group is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2017 by showing its success in working with apprentices and helping them to develop.
The company – which has offices in England and Wales – currently employs six apprentices who have become an important part of the team, developing their careers via on-the-job training and attending college.
National Apprenticeship Week 2017, which runs March 6-10, brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships. SCS Group knows how successful apprenticeships can be, with a number of senior staff having started their careers with apprenticeships at SCS Group.
Currently, our apprentices are: Luke Jones and Josh Parkhurst, both Apprentice Panel Wiremen at our Manufacturing facility in Dorset; Josh Mowatt, Leteesha Flore and Muhammad Wahid, all Apprentice Project Engineers based at our London office; and Edd Wilkinson, an Apprentice Controls Engineer, also based in London.
Josh Parkhurst, who began his Apprenticeship in Autumn 2016, said: “I was looking for an apprenticeship and was told there was an Apprentice Panel Wireman position here. I came in for a day in the summer and enjoyed it. After that the opportunity came up for me to take the apprenticeship.
“The apprenticeship will last for four years and I am doing one day a week at Southampton City College. I’m really enjoying it, I love working with my hands. Electrical work is completely new to me, I’ve never done anything like this.”
As part of his role, Josh shadows other members of staff and works with them. He watches how they do their work and helps them with projects.
He said: “I can cut wires for people and help them with their work, which helps me and them. With my apprenticeship I’m not looking at books – I’m there doing the work and learning.”
SCS Group Project Manager Curtis Rees has recently completed his apprenticeship with SCS Group and now works as part of the Projects team in Cardiff.
Having started his apprenticeship in January 2011, he is now a valued part of the team and plays a major role in many of our projects. He spends time in both the Cardiff and London offices and visits sites on a regular basis.
He said: “My favourite part of my job is being consistently challenged to come up with solutions to problems due to each project being unique. I find I work best when working in a team and I enjoy learning from the more experienced members of the team.”
SCS Group Managing Director Allan Meek, who began his own career as an apprentice, said: “Apprenticeships offer an excellent career path for young people and benefit everyone involved.
“Having employed apprentices for more than 20 years, one of the often unsung benefits we have observed is that employees taking on an apprentice raise their game and grow through the experience of mentoring a new entrant to the industry.”
Find out more about careers at SCS Group at http://groupscs.co.uk/careers/