MacDonald Martin employ four electrical apprentices through Sunderland College. Their apprentices have brought new ideas to the business and are rapidly developing their skills.
Jacqueline Trafford, Director at MacDonald Martin, shared her experience of how an apprentice benefits their business.
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How has employing an apprentice helped your business?
By providing on-the-job training, the apprentice is trained exactly how you want them to be. Our apprentices are enthusiastic and often come up with new ideas to help improve our current processes.
How has your apprentice developed on-the-job skills?
Our apprentices spend a lot of time working with different engineers on installations and service visits, meaning they meet new people and learn new things every day.
What assets has an apprentice brought to your business?
Our apprentices are enthusiastic, keen to learn and are great with customers.
Would you recommend the apprenticeship scheme to other businesses?
Yes – the College have been great and we are benefiting massively from our apprentices.
What support have you received from Sunderland College?
Our contact at Sunderland College has been a great help and a source of guidance for both management and the apprentices. The knowledge provided by tutors at Sunderland College has enabled our apprentices to develop their skills at a faster rate.