Aico has commenced its flagship Apprenticeship Programme after receiving over fifty applications from potential apprentices over the summer, with four apprentices commencing employment in September within the Customer Service, Finance and Technical Departments.
The company has also widened the participation in the programme to include existing members of its workforce, by offering two staff within the IT and Technical Departments the opportunity to upskill via an apprenticeship, bringing the total number of apprentices starting in September to six.
Neal Hooper, Managing Director, Aico said “Our structured and flexible approach to our apprenticeships ensures that we provide our apprentices with the right support and environment for learning, to help them progress through their Apprenticeship Programme. With the support from SBC training, we will also be helping to address some of the skills shortages being felt in North Shropshire, as four of the apprenticeships are aimed towards the digital and technical skill sets.”
SBC Training, based in Shrewsbury, will be providing the training and support for Aico’s apprentices. Colin Thaw, Training Manager for SBC Training commented: “We are excited to be working with Aico. We look forward to supporting them as part of our commitment to ensuring the delivery of high-quality training and development.”
Sam Marston, who has been successful in securing a technical infrastructure apprenticeship position said, “Since discovering about Aico in school, I have aspired to work there. I am looking forward to joining the team and progressing with my career.”