Team Telecom Group Behind National Apprenticeship Drive

29 August 2013

Team Telecom Group (TTG) has reaffirmed its position as an active supporter and contributor to the national drive for apprenticeships, following another successful year for its apprenticeship scheme.

Two former TTG apprentices, Steven Fox and Robbie Dawes, have recently completed their programmes and secured full-time positions within group businesses, affini Technology Ltd and Simoco Group. TTG’s success is indicative of a wider national strategy to raise awareness for the benefits of apprentices to drive business growth and development.

As a British company with global ambitions, TTG has long been an advocate of developing skills through both practical and academic learning, and puts a great deal of emphasis on staff development and retention.

Mike Norfield, CEO of TTG and a former engineering apprentice, firmly believes that apprenticeship schemes will ensure the UK remains a world leader in communications technology. He said: “Following the recent GCSE results, more school leavers will be evaluating their options for further education. While some will choose to progress onto university, others will be looking for a path that gives them a ‘real life’ insight into hands-on careers, such as engineering. Apprenticeships attract driven, talented people and it’s promising to see so many businesses offering young people the opportunity to learn practical skills while earning.”

Robbie Dawes will be joining affini Technology Ltd at the Heathrow Airport site as Maintenance & Installation Engineer, reporting to Service Delivery Manager, Lee Stamp. Robbie will move into a customer facing role, responsible for undertaking solo site support visits to help customers with first line fault response and rectification, installation, second line device repair, asset management input, system performance and rectification, and kit incident updates.

Steven Fox will be working as a Technician within the Research and Development test team at Simoco Group’s headquarters in Derby. He will be undertaking a range of maintenance and support activities including system test support, auditing and control of test equipment, platform room maintenance and manufacturing and production support.

According to recent findings from a report carried out by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), there are now up to 20,000 apprenticeships available online, with nearly three quarters of UK employers recommending young people do an apprenticeship.

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