To mark the second day of National Apprenticeship Week we would like to introduce another one of our young employees, Rosie Marshall who chose a trainee route with Lindum as a fast-track to a great career.
Rosie joined Lindum as a Business Administration Trainee at the beginning of July 2015 straight from completing her A levels at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy.
As part of a four week work experience placement with Lindum in the summer of 2014 Rosie got to know the company and some of the people first hand so, when the trainee position was advertised, Rosie had no hesitation in applying for the vacancy.
The Priory City of Lincoln Academy is a school which has a well-established working relationship with Lindum and both support the Career Academies UK, a national charity that links schools and colleges with employers to help prepare young people for the world, through which Rosie’s initial work experience was organised.
Sara Hobson, Group Training Manager for Lindum, was appointed as Rosie’s mentor through the programme, she explains “As a local company we work with many local education organisations to help support the training and development of young people and this particular initiative run by the Careers Academies UK has proved very successful for both the students and employers. Students get real life experience of working in a commercial environment and employers gain fresh ideas and inspiration from the students input and what could be even better than when they come work for us!”
Since starting work for Lindum Rosie has quickly established herself as a valuable member of the team and is enjoying her new career. Working as part of the Training Team, Rosie is responsible for organising events and administering the company’s extensive training and development programme. Not only is she helping train others Rosie is herself now a qualified ‘Construction Ambassador’ after successfully completing the CITB course and is actively involved in promoting careers in construction to young people.
“I consider myself very fortunate to work for Lindum and have enjoyed every minute here so far” said Rosie. “The people I work with are both supportive and encouraging in my ongoing career development and the variety of duties I get to carry out as part of my job role makes my work interesting and very rewarding. One day I could be representing Lindum at a local careers fair and the next day arranging an in-house training event for over 30 people, there is never a dull moment!”
Rosie is currently enrolled on the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 3 course and is completing this alongside other trainees at Lindum.
Anyone interested in joining the Lindum team of 22 apprentices and 23 trainees and graduates can find details of our 2017 vacancies at http://lindumgroup.com/careers/apprenticeships-trainees.
Photo above was taken at the LGTA Construction Week event held at Lincolnshire Showground last year where Rosie showed local school students some of the techniques used by surveyors in the construction industry.