National Apprenticeship Week: Meet Our Apprentices Dan, Mike and Finley
Between 3rd – 9th February 2020 Novus celebrates National Apprenticeship Week. We are proud to have an 82-year long tradition of training apprentices and since 1938, the recruitment of apprentices has been a key focus for the company.
We believe that Novus is great place for young people to undertake an apprenticeship but don’t just take our word for it, here are 3 of our latest cohort explaining why they chose Novus.
Dan: Apprentice Joiner at Novus
Dan chose Novus because he has family already in the business and was inspired by how well they are treated in the company. Novus are a family business; his motivations align perfectly with our own company values.
Pursuing a career in joinery represented a more fulfilling role than his previous position as a plasterer. Dan felt like his career was flatlining and felt that a change of trade was needed.
Dan decided that joinery offered him the opportunity to “get his career off the ground,” and as he likes to get stuck into his work, chose a profession that allows him to work on-site, in the real world rather than learning in the controlled environment of a classroom.
In his first year with Novus, Dan is looking forward to meeting new people and is excited about facing the kinds of real-world challenges that arise outside of the classroom.
Looking ahead, Dan has ambitions of moving into management one day; following in the footsteps of his family and forging a long-term career for himself within Novus.
Mike: Apprentice Electrician at Novus
Mike is currently working out of the Novus Burton office having joined the company as an apprentice electrician.
He was convinced to undertake his apprenticeship with Novus because of their track record of high-quality training and career development & progression opportunities that achievable within the organisation.
Mike’s decision to train as an electrician is born out of his prior experience within the profession and his affinity towards the type of work involved. He feels that Novus is a great place to develop his skills and harness his potential.
As with all our apprentices, Mike is looking forward to learning new skills, meeting new people, and is excited about the challenges that lie ahead as he develops.
Being “the best electrician he can be” is Mike’s aim; this is reflective of the determination, drive and enthusiasm that all Novus apprentices possess.
Once qualified, Mike intends to work his way up into a supervisory role and believes that the sky is the limit for him and his career at Novus.
Finley: Multi -Trade Apprentice at Novus
Finley is one our Multi-Trade apprentices who applied for the Novus apprenticeship scheme after researching the company online. Having been impressed by the positive reviews he found about Novus, Finley applied and was selected to join the programme.
Finley chose a multi-trade apprenticeship in order to gain a more rounded and diverse skill set in construction to fulfil his long-term ambition of owning his own business.
In his first year with Novus, Finley is looking forward to getting a greater understanding how the construction industry works and meeting experienced professionals from whom he can learn.
Although he dreams of owning his own business one day, Finley is hoping to stay with Novus for a long time; building his knowledge and skills to become the best well-rounded multi-trades professional he can be.
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