It’s National Apprenticeship Week and this year’s theme is ‘Build The Future’.
At Fortel, we know how positive the impact of apprenticeships can be on local communities, businesses and regional economies. Therefore, we are making a pledge to continue actively creating opportunities to help boost the community and motivate young people to kick start their careers in construction and engineering.
It’s important to also take this opportunity to applaud the resilience of all apprentices and employers during such unprecedented times.
We believe that education is vital and should be easily accessible all over the world, so our apprenticeships, placements and graduate schemes will be open internationally, welcoming people from across the globe to apply.
One of our many successful former apprentices, Maisy Knox, joined Fortel straight from school and has been thriving ever since.
Maisy joined Fortel after making a firm decision that her future lay in practical working experience rather than Further Education.
It was a decision she felt 100% confidence in and she chose Fortel over other offers in order to pursue what she saw as an interesting and unique career in the Construction industry.
She has been flourishing in the Fortel working environment, taking on increased responsibility at every opportunity and succeeding in new challenges.
Maisy says: “Going straight into work has given me a head-start, I have structure and a purpose to my life.
“Fortel have given me so much support and encouragement, I feel like I am growing everyday and learning more about the construction industry.
“As an apprentice and moving into a full-time employee, it has been particularly encouraging to have the opportunity to get help from the senior management team when I need it.”
Maisy is one of many successful former apprentices here at Fortel, and we currently have 56 apprentices across our teams today.
Our aim is to continue providing a catalogue of training schemes and employability opportunities for each recruit.