Stancold has continued to grow over the past year, and after successfully working with apprentices for many years we are delighted that Andrew Hughes is joining us as an Apprentice CAD Coordinator.
Helping young people to develop their skills is a responsibility Stancold takes seriously, not only for our apprentices but also the business, as it allows them to build their careers whilst becoming an essential member of the team, giving them a great understanding of what we do. Some of our apprentices go on to stay with us after they’ve completed their training.
Although he’s only been with us for a month, Andrew is already finding enough to keep him busy, starting to undertake coordination duties such as ordering stocking and arranging plant hire. As he gains more knowledge and experience he will start developing drawings and continue working with the wider team.
When asked why he decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Stancold Andrew said “After a long search for an apprenticeship, Stancold really stood out. The chance to work hands-on as a coordinator, along with the education provided at college and a competitive starting salary made me realise this could be the path I sought to kick-start my career.”
Like our other apprentices, Andrew will spend one day a week at Weston College. His formal qualification will take three years.
One of the reasons that Andrew chose Stancold was that he’s always had a passion for drawing and an interest in construction, and this role offered him a great mix of both. He enjoys getting stuck in and prefers learning as he goes to traditional classroom settings. He’s focusing on becoming a qualified CAD coordinator and developing his career from there.
Starting an apprenticeship can be a big change, so we wanted to find out how Andrew has been finding his experience at Stancold so far. We were pleased to hear that it’s going well. He said “Everyone is amazingly helpful, welcoming and professional. The transition apprenticeship was a daunting thought, but my new colleagues have made it very easy to deal with. The work is a lot to take in at first, but you soon pick it up and any questions I have are soon answered”.
We‘re really pleased to welcome Andrew to the team and support him and he undertakes his apprenticeship. If you would like us to keep in touch with you about any upcoming apprenticeships then send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or keep an eye on our LinkedIn page.