Tuesday, 10 November 2015

New apprentices for Transport for Buckinghamshire

Transport for Buckinghamshire has recently welcomed five new apprentices to the organisation.

The recruitment process started in June this year when TfB advertised apprenticeship vacancies in

Business Administration,
Quantity Surveying,
Civil Engineering, and
Highways Maintenance
After an open morning and series of interviews during August, Daisy Fortune, Reece Wade, Tom Knight, Greg Farr and Declan Allen were selected to join the TfB family.

Daisy joins as the Business Administration apprentice
Reece has joined as a Quantity Surveying apprentice
Tom is TfB's Civil Engineering apprentice
Greg and Declan join the Highway Maintenance teams
College & Qualifications

They will all be working towards a variety of qualifications in their chosen field:

Daisy – Business Administration – Daisy will be working towards an NVQ3 in Business Administration in the next 15 months.

Reece – Quantity Surveyor – Over 2 years, Reece will be working towards a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, whilst earning an NVQ in Construction, Contracting and Operations through working within the business.

Tom – Civil Engineering – Tom is TfB's Schemes apprentice and will be working towards a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Greg & Declan – Highways Maintenance – Greg and Declan will be attending NCC Midlands College, Birmingham, earning a Level 2 Diploma in Highway Maintenance at college, and an NVQ Diploma to be assessed on site.

Simon Dando, TfB's Contract Director said, "I am delighted that we have been able to welcome these five new colleagues to Transport for Buckinghamshire and I really hope they will enjoy and embrace the challenges that await them. This is a great opportunity to explore a career within the construction industry, and I truly believe that TfB is the perfect place to take that first step."

Ringway Jacobs, who run Transport for Buckinghamshire, is a member of 'The 5% Club', having pledged that at least 5% of the workforce over the next five years is made up of young people on structured training. This includes apprenticeships and graduate schemes.

John Sunderland, Operations Director for Ringway Jacobs said, "As an organisation, we are committed to investing in the future of the business, and I am proud that 9% of our company is made up of apprentices and graduates. I am confident that our newest recruits will find the support and guidance they need to develop a successful career in a growing industry. I wish them the very best as they start this new journey. "