20th February 2024

Axis Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2024

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From 5th-11th February Axis celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), an opportunity to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses, and the wider economy. We were lucky enough to attend 8 events to promote Axis’ apprenticeship programme and our current vacancies which you can view here. Read on to find out more!

Career Talk, South Essex College

Facilitated by Tim Douglas, Training Manager, Chloe Claridad, HR Administrator, and Rubby Limbu, Training Administrator and Apprentices Carter Collins & Jack Brady

“It was a great day; I was especially proud of our two apprentices Jack Brady & Carter Collins who agreed to do the talk with us considering they would have been one of the students not too long ago. The students were a great bunch as well and hopefully, we will see some in our apprentice program in the future”– Rubby

L&Q Apprenticeship Event 

Attended by David Leonard, Apprentice Master, Dimple Jamnadas, Recruitment Coordinator and Apprentices Minhazul Hoque & Alex Peters

“I thoroughly enjoyed the L&Q Apprentice Fair; it was a great event.” – Minhazul

Axis Family & Friends Event

The Family & Friends event took place at our headquarters in Stratford from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

This event is something we do annually as it not only attracts great candidates, it also allows us to showcase to our employees and partners what great apprenticeships we offer and what great apprentices we have. This year our operations teams volunteered their support and hopefully, like me, they felt proud to work for an organisation that lives the values we have on the wall. Thank you all for inspiring our next cohort of apprentices.” – Maria Northwood, Business Support Director

Peabody Apprenticeship Excellence Awards

 Attended by Kellie Turner, Head of Community Investment and Vera O’Driscoll, Community Investment Coordinator

“It was a pleasure to be invited to Peabody’s inaugural Apprenticeship Excellence Awards and hear inspirational stories about apprentices who are building skills and supporting talent in the housing sector” – Kellie

Apprenticeship Update Session, University of Westminster –

 Attended by Chloe Claridad, HR Administrator

I attended a session focused on updating apprenticeships, alongside other companies that are eager to provide young individuals with opportunities to work and study concurrently. The session provided valuable information about the upcoming academic year, guidance on when to initiate contact with universities to secure apprentice placements, and strategies for supporting both current and prospective apprentices.” – Chloe

Newham Apprenticeship Fair

Attended by Jasveen Grewal, CSR Intern, Dimple Jamnadas, Recruitment Coordinator and Vera O’Driscoll, Community Investment Coordinator.

“The Newham Apprenticeship Fair was a very successful day resulting in lots of interest in our apprenticeship vacancies. As well as people who were directly interested in our programme, there were many people who had questions about the construction industry and learning about the different things we could offer at Axis. We also met a lot of organisations there who spoke to us about partnering to support young people within the Borough. I look forward to connecting with these organisations to further support our local community! Thank you to Newham Council for having us!” – Vera

 Kingston NAW Employer Fair 

Attended by Victoria Basham, Head of HR, David Leonard, Apprentice Master, and Apprentices Adrian, Saki and Michael Bohan

“Thank you very much for attending Kingston College today. I hope that you found the event useful. I know there has been a great deal of chatter amongst our students about all your wonderful opportunities and the work you do. Thanks again and I will follow up individually on future activities.” – Rebecca Dalton, Interim Business Partnerships Manager, South Thames Colleges Group

Axis attended the Kingston job fair as part of NAW where we spoke to a number of students about career and apprenticeship options that are available to them. It was an opportunity to showcase Axis and the functions/job roles within it.”- Victoria

Croydon College  

Facilitated by Michelle Workman, Apprentice Coordinator.

“Croydon College Apprenticeship evening was well attended with a chance to meet current students and visitors to the event. The word must be spreading about the first-class Axis Apprenticeship Programme, as most sought me out at the event. Such a perfect opportunity to promote apprenticeships to engaging people wanting a career in Construction.” – Michelle

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