Envirotech is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021 by appointing two of the company’s existing apprentices to permanent full-time positions.
The UK design, build and maintenance services group has offered new roles to Charlie Boyd and Kiera Prowett (both 19) after they successfully completed apprenticeships in Commercial & Purchasing Administration and Reception / Administration respectively.
Charlie Boyd, from Birmingham, has accepted the offer of a new permanent role supporting the Procurement team. She said: “I was interested in an apprenticeship because they offer the best of both worlds and I have been able to experience full-time employment, whilst gaining a qualification along the way.
“Juggling the study aspect off my job has been hard, especially working in a busy office with the inevitable distractions as people come in and out each day. However, my line manager made sure I had time to complete my coursework and I would definitely recommended apprenticeships to others, as I had such a positive experience.”
Meanwhile Kiera Prowett, from Coventry, has been appointed as Receptionist after completing a year-long apprenticeship which saw her provide administration support to the Accounts team. She said: “In college environments I sometimes struggled to concentrate and found it hard to juggle my studies and then work on an evening to earn some money. What interested me in an apprenticeship was the fact that I’d be able to gain a qualification as well as earning money at the same time.
“I found it a lot easier to juggle my study with my job role because, while my colleagues were ensuring that I always have something to do to keep me occupied, they were also understanding of me needing to do my apprenticeship work and allowed time for this during quieter periods.”
Taking place between 8th and 14th February 2021, NAW2021 encourages employers, employees and educators to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.
Lindzy Hepplewhite-Gibbs, Envirotech Human Resources, explained: “Envirotech has long advocated the essential role played by apprentices in our growth as a business and we are delighted with the impact made by our current intake.
“Build the Future is the theme for the NAW21, which obviously has a fantastic synergy with our company and, in what has been a challenging period for UK business as a whole, we are proud to be able to continue to support the development of our apprentices towards realising a long and successful career.”
For further information contact Gary Bolton-Hadfield, Marketing and Communications Manager, on 07529 219872.