We catch up with our new Maintenance Apprentices
We have been working in partnership with Coventry College and so far have four apprentices with them.
Throughout 2020 and 2021 we have recruited several apprentices to support talent development and succession planning in our organisation.
Recently we recruited four apprentices who work in our Maintenance team including Planning Team Apprentice Leah Sanders, Carpenter Apprentices Ciaran Lawless and Max Hodgson, and Plumbing Apprentice Luke Hughes.
The apprentices said that choosing an apprenticeship as a career path has been a good choice.
Leah said: “I believe by choosing an apprenticeship was the best option for me as I get the full support needed from the college side when gaining my qualification, while also getting the working life experience from being in the workplace.”
Ciaran said: “I feel as if an apprenticeship is a good career path for me because it has helped improve my trade skills and after my course, I will have completed an NVQ within carpentry that I will be able to use everyday in my life within the future.”
Luke added: “The thought of an apprenticeship intrigued me because it would give me the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification while gaining on-hand experience. But also, because it avoids the heavy load of debt that follows university!”
We are committed to supporting apprenticeship programmes and will be looking at where it can shape the future needs of Citizen. We want to ensure that we have a pipeline of people wanting to learn new skills and start their careers with Citizen.
Our Head of Learning Development Lisa Robertson said: “We have been pleased to be able to extend our apprenticeship offer during 2021 and want to increase our apprenticeship numbers in 2022.
“Our apprenticeship programme supports Citizen’s objective of being an employer of choice by supporting talent development and progression planning within Citizen. Our apprenticeships have been a great way to bring in new skills that are tailored to Citizen needs, from individuals who are motivated to learn and want to progress in a career with Citizen.
“It has been really great that we can work in partnership with Coventry College to support our apprenticeship scheme.’’
We have also working with Walsall College to provide Maintenance Operation apprentices. We would like to welcome Callum Doust, Lewis Moodie and Sam Duggan to Citizen too.
Keep an eye on the jobs section of our website where all our apprenticeship vacancies are being advertised.