Long before Lord Alan Sugar became a household name with his show “The Apprentice”, Pickerings Lifts was hiring young apprentices and kick starting their careers.
Pickerings Lifts has always recognised the importance of investing in young talent, laying solid foundations for many young people wanting to progress within the lift industry. We are proud to say that many of our young apprentices have stayed with us for the majority of their career.
Even our very own Managing Director, Ian Bowers, started his career as an electronics apprentice in the Royal Electrical and Mechanics Engineers (REME).
We are committed to the recruitment of apprentices, offering them the opportunity to learn from our highly-skilled engineers and benefit from first-class training; providing them with an invaluable initiation into the lift industry.
To recognise the 11th National Apprenticeship Week, we wanted to share some of our apprenticeship success stories…
Becky (Finance Assistant, Head Office) joined Pickerings Lifts as an apprentice in September 2014. Starting with AAT Level 2 in Accounting, Becky has progressed through the levels whilst working at Pickerings Lifts and is currently studying for her AAT Level 4 at Middlesbrough College.
Becky said, “Having the opportunity to learn on the job enables me to relate the work I do at college to a real life situation, which I find helps me to understand things more in depth. Also, I enjoy working with the people in my team. They are very supportive of my qualification and always help me as best they can.”
Nathan and Steven (Lift Maintenance and Repair Engineers, North East) both came to Pickerings Lifts from school as apprentice engineers and are still with us more than seven years later.
Nathan said, “The thing I enjoyed most about my apprenticeship was learning and eventually becoming part of something. I have gained experience not just in engineering but have gained valuable life skills such as speaking to a wide range of people and being confident in the job I do.”
Pickerings would like to say a huge “WELL DONE” to all of our apprentices for all your hard work and dedication! Keep up the good work!
Want to work with Pickerings Lifts? Visit our careers page to find out more.