A warm welcome to Darren Ley who has joined us as an apprentice in our ICT department. Darren, who is 21 years old and lives in Tewkesbury, was previously on an internship at the Commercial Foundation. He is studying for his apprenticeship through Gloucestershire College.
Darren said: “My first few days have been really good. Everyone has been friendly and welcoming. I’ve been busy getting to know some of the systems we use.
“I studied IT at Gloucester College and I’m looking forward to learning a lot more”.
Darren spends his leisure time gardening, playing computer games and watching motor sport. He is one of eight apprentices employed across the company, and part of our approach to growing and developing talented people within the business.
Our CEO Tim Knight said: “We are extremely pleased to have taken on our first eight apprentices. We are delighted to be working with Gloucestershire College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to be able to deliver our apprenticeship scheme.
“Working in partnership with these colleges we will be able to provide some solid employment opportunities for local young people and give them valuable on-the-job experience”.