Today marks the start of the 10th National Apprenticeship Week and there has never been a better time to consider an apprenticeship, with more people choosing this route as a fast-track to a great career.
Here at Lindum we are looking to recruit more apprentices this year to join our current team of 22 apprentices and 23 trainees and graduates being supported to further their careers in a variety of job roles - details of our 2017 vacancies can be found here http://lindumgroup.com/careers/apprenticeships-trainees.
Shook Liu, HR Manager for Lindum Group, said “We would like to hear from local individuals who have a passion for construction and are looking to start their career in the Construction Industry, with the opportunity to learn a trade or profession while they earn.”
One Lindum Apprentice who started last year is Cavan Gaunt, 17, from Spalding.
Cavan joined Lindum in June 2016 as an apprentice Vehicle Technician with Lindum Plant at the Peterborough Workshop. He is training under the supervision of Workshop Manager Adam Townsend for four days a week and then spends one day a week at Boston College, working towards his Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair IMI Diploma Level 2 qualification.
Cavan said: “I’ve loved every day since I started work here at Lindum, no one day is ever the same and the wide variety of vehicles we deal with here makes my job really interesting. As we also offer a Plant and Tool Hire service I also get involved in this side of the business and the maintenance of some of the smaller items of equipment.
Having Adam as my mentor and supervisor is enabling me to learn new skills and develop my own understanding and knowledge as I benefit from his vast experience in the trade.
Everyone I have met so far has been friendly and supportive, especially the small team I work with on a daily basis at the Peterborough site and I hope to continue my career with Lindum for many years to come.”
Cavan joined Lindum after completing a year’s full time study straight from school with Boston College where he achieved his NVQ Level 1 qualification.
Adam Townsend, who manages Cavan on a daily basis added “Cavan is a conscientious young man who is eager to learn. He has demonstrated he has a strong worth ethic, I know he previously worked part time at a local wood yard washing down Lorries and perform a wide range of general duties fitted around his full time college studies, and this hard working attitude continues to pay dividends for him. It is an honor to be able to support the next generation joining my profession and his contribution is greatly valued. In short, he is a pleasure to work with and mentor, he is an all-round good lad!”
Photo above shows Adam Townsend left helping Cavan Gaunt diagnose an engine problem at the Lindum Plant Peterborough Workshop.