Last week Pirbright celebrated the success of two of our apprentices, Lucy Drudge and Alex Reeves, both of whom completed their apprenticeship programme earlier this year and have gone on to secure positions at the Institute.
Lucy is currently working in the Grants Office and Alex in BACS (Building Automation and Control System). The knowledge and skills they have both gained during their time as apprentices has enabled them to make valuable contributions to their respective departments.
The Institute apprenticeship scheme provides the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills in collaboration with local colleges. The scheme covers careers such as Business Admin, Engineering, IT and Science, and many of our apprentices have gone on to be employed by the Institute once they have qualified and continue to receive career development.
Howard Rose, Learning and Development manager said: “The Institute values and supports the learning and development of all our staff. We understand that career development and lifelong learning go hand in hand. To encourage this, we provide many opportunities for our staff to develop their skills and knowledge, from formal apprentice schemes that lead to nationally recognised qualifications, to regular onsite learning workshops and a great eLearning platform that is accessible whenever our staff need it. Learning for us is part of the job!”
For more information about apprenticeship opportunities at the Institute, please see the Pirbright website for up-to-date news.