Current Job Role:
How did you get your job with Morgan Sindall Infrastructure?
Through the Creating Careers in Cumbria programme. This was as seven week employability skills development programme run by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.The programme consisted of leadership and development, CV writing,interview skills and presentation skills. We also conducted a number of certificated courses through Lakes College and other training providers. This was then followed by a four week work experience package. My placement was with the Morgan Sindall Infrastructures stores team. I was fortunate enough to secure a job after this placement as a fulltime member of the stores team.
What was the apprenticeship framework or standard you did with Lakes College and for how long for?
Firstly when I left school I completed an NVQ Level 2 in Site Carpentry.
Then with Morgan Sindall Infrastructure I completed a fast-track CMI Level 3 in First Line Management which lasted 18 Months. This was then followed by an HNC.
Has studying an apprenticeship with Lakes College helped you in terms of employability and learning skills on the job?
I was able to transfer the theory that I learnt at the college into realtime practices within the workplace.
What support did you receive during your apprenticeship?
Extra college time/study days as and when required, with full support from the tutors.
What would you say to somebody who is considering doing an apprenticeship?
The only way to make full use of your apprenticeship is to apply everything you learn to your role.
What is your current full time role within your business, what does it entail?
In my current full-time role as stores co-ordinator with Morgan Sindall Infrastructure I am in charge of ordering, storing and issuing of all of the PPE and Small Tools used across site.
What do you enjoy about your current role?
That I have freedom to do my own job i.e. prioritise my own workload.
What are your future career aspiration?
My current goal is to retrain and go into a different field, possibly go back to college for some further learning and eventually take that step into a management role.