Fire and CO detection specialist Aico has commenced its flagship apprenticeship programme.
Aico received over 50 applications from potential apprentices over the summer, with four apprentices commencing employment in September within the customer service, finance and technical departments. Aico 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.
SBC Training, based in Shrewsbury, will be providing the training and support for Aico’s apprentices and have been working with managers to provide a comprehensive induction experience and to ensure that the apprentices have the best possible start to their apprenticeship journey.
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.”
Aico also actively supports education providers within Shropshire by offering work experience placements, support with careers events and tours of their Centre of Excellence. Students who are moving into Year 10 and looking for a work experience placement in 2019 are encouraged to write in with their requests as soon as possible.