Five apprentices who started their learning journey with WDH in September 2021 are off to a flying start as apprentice electricians and joiners.
The five apprentices, who were selected from over 200 applicants, have shown amazing resilience and commitment to their new roles at WDH despite the challenges of the last 18 months. Taking part in a mix of online and face to face interviews and training, the apprentices are embracing the opportunity to develop their careers with WDH.
WDH’s award-winning apprenticeship programme has been running for 14 years with over 180 apprentices recruited during that time. Of these 95% have secured full-time, permanent employment with the organisation.
Katie Senior, Apprentice Electrician said: “I was extremely glad when I received the news that I was successful. The best thing about the apprenticeship is that I get paid to learn and I am gaining new skills. I would recommend the apprenticeship to anyone interested, especially females and ask them to have a go.”
Seb Griffiths, Apprentice Joiner, said: “I have been learning new skills at WDH which makes me feel more competent not just in work but in life in general. I’ve been made to feel very welcome and am well looked after.”
So far, the apprentices have completed a two-week induction where they have learned about the range of services that WDH delivers. They have also completed modules including Health and Safety training and have all passed their CSCS Card Test making sure they understand how to keep safe in their new roles.
As part of their apprenticeships, they will complete a technical qualification as well as an NVQ where they demonstrate their skills, knowledge, and behaviours on the job with support from a mentor who they will work closely with to get the experience they need to shape their future.
Kate Radovanovic, Learning and Development Manager at WDH, said: “The current apprentices have shown a lot of resilience and are an excellent addition to their teams. They are working really hard and it’s a privilege to be involved in supporting and shaping the careers of our apprentices.”
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