The apprenticeship programme at Blue Engineering is an integrated part of the business. Since appointing a single apprentice in 2012, the programme has developed, becoming a refined element in the company structure. In the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week 2019, Managing Partner James Nevin recorded a podcast with London Business Coaching on the benefits of growing a business through an integrated apprenticeship program.
When James advertised for 3 apprenticeship opportunities last summer, he received 180 applications including AAA students who turned down places at top universities for the chance to work with him.
The applications were so good, 5 structural apprentices were appointed to be trained through the Blue Apprenticeship Programme, making it the most successful recruitment for the company to date. This is a significant and purposeful business investment by Blue that aims to achieve a stream of well rounded and high achieving engineers.
As of 2018, Blue Engineering is proud to be working alongside the University of East London (UEL) to offer successful candidates a Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. The six-year program enables successful candidates to gain a full Foundation Degree (Level 4) Bachelor’s (Level 6) or Master’s (Level 7) and several years of work experience at the same time. Only a handful of universities offer Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeships in the UK, making it a great opportunity for both applicants and the business.
Leading up to National Apprenticeship Week 2019, the company will be highlighting the various business benefits and keep striving to showcase the energy and passion apprenticeships can bring to an organisation.
To listen to the podcast “How To Hire and Train Apprentices” please click here.
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 takes place 4 to 8 March 2019. To read more about NAW 2019, please click here.