National Apprenticeship Week: Find out how a Warrington Collegiate apprentice can help your business

As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of National Apprenticeship Week, we’re shining the spotlight on a successful apprentice each day, this week.

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Aidan Williams, who is proving just how beneficial an apprentice can be to an employer.

Warehousing and storage apprentice Aidan Williams is demonstrating just how much employers can benefit from the apprenticeship scheme.

Since starting his apprenticeship with Miers Construction in April 2016, 20 year old Aidan has gone from strength to strength, progressing from simply picking and packing items to managing important customer accounts.

Aidan said: “I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted to go into the supply line but in order to do that you have to work your way up. What I’m doing here and learning during my apprenticeship will help me to get to that next level.

“I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted to further myself and to prove to people that I can do things to the best of my ability and reach where I want to be.

“I’m really enjoying working at Miers, everyone is great and they’ve given me so much responsibility. Having that trust placed in me by Jon and the team to look after customers makes me feel like I’m worth something.”

Jonathan Allmand, General Manager at Miers Construction’s Warrington site, said: “Aidan has proved to be a great team member. We took Aidan on as purely a warehousing operative but he has shown to us that he can do much more.

“Aidan has really stepped up. We have given him customers to manage. It’s a big step for him, but it’s a big step for us too – we’re putting our trust in him to manage some of our biggest accounts.”

Jon himself is a big believer in apprenticeships, having started his career in a similar way through the Youth Training Scheme.

He added: “I have always had a firm belief in getting young people from college and giving them the opportunity to get into the business. It’s about understanding that if you work with an apprentice and support them, they can become a massive and integral part of the team.”

Tomorrow we’ll be shining the spotlight on our hairdressing apprentice Emily Syers.

Until then, check out our fantastic range of apprenticeship vacancies.