Today marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018). From 5th to 9th March, employers and apprentices across the UK will celebrate the success of apprenticeships. Each year there is a new theme for NAW, and this year the theme is ‘Apprenticeships Work’. This year’s theme is designed to showcase how apprenticeships work for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy.
NAW is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service. The purpose of NAW is not only to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career, but to spread awareness of the fantastic roles that are available.
Sue Husband, Director, National Apprenticeships Service said: "The success of National Apprenticeship Week hangs on the fantastic support we receive during each National Apprenticeship Week we’ve run. We want 2018 to eclipse previous triumphs and we would encourage apprentices, employers and our partners to join forces and help celebrate the brilliance of apprenticeships.” (source: GOV.UK)
Apprenticeships at Catsurveys
Catsurveys offer a range of Apprenticeships and we currently have the following Apprentices working and studying on our team:
- AAT Accounting Technician
- Business Administration
We will also be branching out to offer further apprenticeships very soon!
Luke Allen joined Catsurveys as an IT Apprentice in April 2015. He carried out his Level 3 IT Apprenticeship whilst working at Catsurveys full time. After finishing his apprenticeship, Luke was offered a full-time permanent role Catsurveys.
Whilst carrying out his apprenticeship, Luke observed the surveying works we do at Catsurveys, and decided he wanted to take on a more hands on role within the company. Upon the launch of our new GPR Department, Luke decided to apply internally for the Assistant GPR Surveyor role to further his career.
“While working in IT, I had given IT support to all of the departments within the business and was always interested in the GPR side of the company.” Luke explains. “As soon as I found out we were developing a dedicated GPR department, I felt I needed to be a part of it.”
Luke was successfully hired as our Assistant GPR Surveyor, and is now working on site, learning about how to use the GPR surveying equipment and the process of collecting data (pictured above).
Joining the company as an Apprentice, Luke learned about the positives of taking part in the Apprenticeship scheme.
“The benefits are obvious really, you gain valuable knowledge and a qualification while also getting working experience. You get paid while you are developing yourself academically!”
A focus on our commitment to our team
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Catsurveys’ blog will focus on apprenticeships and Human Resources for the whole of March. Ensure to visit our blog every week for a new post!
Interested in joining us? To view the current vacancies available at Catsurveys, visit our Recruitment page here.