Employer Case Study: Paul Hardon

Name: Paul Hardon

Job Title: Morgan Sindall Infrastructure (Training Manager)

What made you choose Lakes College?

We believe in our people and we want them to undertake training that supports them in their roles and supports them throughout their career. Lakes College is one of our local training providers and they’re fully aligned to our development plans and supporting our employees in the construction and infrastructure industry, operating in the nuclear sector.

What benefits do apprentices / work experience bring to your business?

We believe in the next generation.

One of our values is to challenge to status quo, looking outside the box and innovation. Apprentices and work experience placements do just that. They bring fresh eyes and support us to look outside of the box, bringing a different generation of experience.

How has COVID affected your business?

We are fortunate that our business continues to operate in these current difficult times, however we have had to adapt our way of working due to the restrictions.

Will you be recruiting apprentices / work experience in the future?

Embracing our new ways of working, we have developed a virtual Work Experience Programme focusing on year 10 and year 13 students. We want to ensure that everyone who joins us through an apprenticeship, trainee or graduate scheme has the best experience and development as they enter the industry.

What support has / can Lakes College provide you in relation to your business now or in the future?

In the past both Lakes College and National College for Nuclear have been very receptive to our request to flex their apprenticeship and academic programmes to suit the requirements of our business. We look forward to continuing this collaborative relationship. We are also looking forward to assisting Lakes College in the development of their Civil Engineering facility.

 

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