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07 February 2020 by Lydia
National Apprenticeship Week

​MPI have been promoting National Apprenticeship Week this week. MPI are proud to say that we have got and had a number of internal recruitment apprentices over the years and today we can share a few comments from them.


Dan is completing his apprenticeship in recruitment with MPI at our office in Hertford. He's shared his apprenticeship experience. "I joined MPI as an apprentice with no previous work experience in recruitment. While on the course, I have gained new skills to help me with my job and have also learned a lot about the recruitment industry, and the industry I work in. I’m now fully confident in the job that I do. I would highly recommend giving an apprenticeship a go, as it’s the perfect balance of getting experience in the work place and learning about the career you have chosen."


Scott has completed his apprenticeship with MPI, and is now a recruiter in our head office - he's shared his apprenticeship experience. "My apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to work towards a qualification and start a career with a real chance of progression. I was always given the time and resources to complete my course along with any help needed from my tutor and work colleagues. The scheme also helped me on a day to day basis, especially when it came to IT skills and improving my telephone manner. MPI always encouraged me for the better."


On top of having our internal apprentices we also work with our clients by sponsoring apprentices through their own programmes.


On top of an award winning trainee installation programme that we run with Siemens Mobility and our rail team we also have two apprentices in our aviation division.


Our Senior Commercial Director John Herbert interviewed them alongside our customers and continues to mentor them. Adam Ray is working through Aerocare and Michael Dudley-Jones is working through our Supply Chain into Airbus. Both are based in Chester and attend Coleg Cambrai in Deeside once a week alongside their onsite training and support both from MPI staff and our wonderful customers. They under take NVQ assessments through a local assessor. They are both in their final year and we are very proud to have given these two fantastic young men a new career and look forward to working with them for many years.


When asked Michael said that highlights for him have been able to learn and develop new skills from interpersonal and on the tools. Being trusted to work independently and feeling part of a team in a working environment has been great. He also noted that working with experiences people who have travelled the world doing this amazing job is an inspirational plus.