Training is the bedrock of our industry, and after being set up in 2009 by Vince McAnallen our founding Partner, the Artic training & apprenticeship scheme has become a source of intense pride to the management and staff of the company and one way of preparing young people for the rigours of the FM industry. The company see this as a way to bolster its own engineering base and also to benefit the wider industry at large in developing suitable candidates for long term careers in core hard FM disciplines such as HVAC, electrical and refrigeration.
The apprentice scheme owes its inception to the forward thinking of the company founder, Vince McAnallen, himself an engineering apprenticeship graduate from his early days in the industry, who saw the flow of suitably qualified and motivated young people in the FM engineering sector really begin to slow down.
Our NVQ engineering apprenticeship scheme sees school leavers and ‘young improvers’ apply for places available at the start of each year. Candidates come to us either directly or through our links with local further education colleges. In the 10 years of the scheme, forty engineers have been prepared for a career in FM engineering and whilst the majority are still with us, we have also fed many others into other industry companies specialising in combustion engineering with domestic gas companies and various engineering roles with major end users in the education and healthcare sectors.
Our Technical and supervisory team have over 200 years of HVAC & Electrical industry experience to offer apprentices in their professional development. Forward thinking will also continue after the apprenticeship has been completed with opportunities presented to successful candidates for further industry qualifications, HNC’s etc.
As a company we have seen the apprenticeship scheme develop many young engineers for the industry, but it undoubtedly brings benefits for the company too. Potentially guiding a young engineer from a general handyman through to a multi-skilled engineer.
Artic are committed to the Hard FM industry and will continue to support young fresh eager apprentices on their work journey. For more details on the Artic Apprenticeship Scheme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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