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Apprenticeship Programme is the Future

A.E.L. ‘s

Apprenticeship Programme

 

At A.E.L., we believe that investment in the school leavers of today, promotes a solid grounding for a long and prosperous career in the industry and that’s why we have invested in an apprenticeship programme.

With correct training and mentoring, young individuals can develop and tune their skills to be the managers and ultimately the managing directors of the future.

We’d like to introduce you to our current apprentices. Here are their biographies and photographs:

 

Apprentice 1:

Jardine Walker-Mills (Age 22)

Jardine Walker-Mills

 

College: The Sheffield College, Granville Road, Sheffield S2 2RL

Studying: NVQ Level 3, Business and administration Customer Service,

Management and Leadership.

 

Jardine joined the company in May 2014, after passing her first year at college – NVQ Level 2. She has now progressed to studying for her NVQ level 3 qualification, on a one day a week release for work. The course incorporates functional skills including ICT, Maths and English, all relevant to her work related tasks.

The college also assign Jardine with a work-place assessor. The assessor attends our office and provides support and monitoring for her at A.E.L..

Interests outside of work and college include: Keeping fit at the gym, running, and socialising with friends.

 

We asked her a few questions about her apprenticeship:

 

What are the best things about your apprenticeship?

“The best things about my apprenticeship is that I can study the topics that suite me the best. There are 12 out of 77 units I can choose from. I have decided to choose the units that are relevant to me at work and will help me build my skills in these areas.”

 

How has Air Environmental helped you develop your skills?

“Air Environmental has helped me develop my skills in being more confident with carrying out my day to day tasks.”

 

What are your hopes for your career in the future?
“My hopes for my career in the future are to complete my level 3 course and move onto the book keeping/accounting course at the college. I want to gain more skills in this area to help me in more areas at work for the future.”

 

Apprentice 2:

Bobby Hulbert (Age 21)

Bobby Hulbert - Air Environmental Apprentice (apprenticeship programme)

 

College: Basford Hall College, New College, Stoney Road, Nottingham, NG11

Studying: NVQ Level 2 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

 

Bobby joined the company in January 2014. In the past two years, bobby has been on day release to college, studying Air Conditioning and refrigeration. At college they have several practical assignments and exams. College also requires a portfolio of works completed on his day to day work with Air environmental Ltd.

Interests outside of work: K1 kickboxing and instructing, member of Great Britain squad travelling to Germany this month to compete in the ISKA World games.

 

What are the best things about your apprenticeship?

“Flexibility of the company to allow me to try certain jobs that I think will develop me to what I want to achieve. As a company they provide me with my own van and I’m on above minimum wage, which is great attribute to the company and it drives me to do better every day. We also work on a wide range of kit which allows me to get involved and see where I want to progress and improve.”

 

How has Air Environmental helped you develop your skills?

“I often work in a variety of jobs that all have small learning curves and opportunities for learning new skills and improving my knowledge of the trade. They also allow time on jobs for me to get involved with work activities, such as brazing which are skills that only come with me actually doing a job in a real world environment. I work with a wide range of multi skilled engineers that broaden my knowledge and help guide me in the right direction.”

 

What are your hopes for your career in the future?
“I hope to complete my NVQ level 2 this year in air-conditioning and refrigeration. I then hope to progress onto Level 3. This will then allow me to be a multi skilled engineer working on a wide range of kit.”

 

Apprentice 3:

Jack Chamberlain (Age 21)

Jack Chamberlain - Air Environmental Apprentice (apprenticeship programme)

 

College: Basford Hall College, New College, Stoney Road, Nottingham, NG11

Studying: NVQ Level 2 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

 

Jack joined the company in March 2015. In the past year, Jack has been on day release to college, studying Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. At college they have several practical assignments and exams. College also requires a portfolio of works completed on his day to day work with A.E.L.

Interests outside of work: Football and socialising with friends.

 

What are the best things about your apprenticeship?

“Learning the practical side of the trade from a qualified engineer, day release to attend college and learn the theory side of air conditioning.”

 

How has Air Environmental helped you develop your skills?

“Air Environmental has helped me develop my skills through working on installations, service, and maintenance. It also helps develop my social skills by communicating with engineers and the clients.”

 

What are your hopes for your career in the future?
“To become a fully qualified air conditioning engineer and to eventually move on to studying and passing my NVQ Level 3.”

 


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