As you may know we frequently employ a number of young individuals to take part in a 4 year apprenticeship programme. This scheme involves a mixture of in-house and college based training driven to support, develop and forge a future career here at Aish.

Earlier this month we welcomed 4 new apprentices, Matthew Sheffield (19), Matthew Fleming (18), Bradley Stockham (18) and Owen Hale (17). Each of these will gain experience and knowledge, while completing their first year at Poole College, studying fulltime in Engineering. We now have a total of 12 apprentices, in various different areas across the company.

Once again we received an overwhelming number of applicants and want to congratulate the new apprentices for making it through the selection process.

The apprentices have come from varying career paths but all share the same enthusiasm for engineering and are keen to persevere with all the opportunities Aish offers.

Owen has just completed his GCSE’s at Poole High School and has the aim to become an essential part of the fabrication team.

Matthew Fleming decided to apply for the position after attending an ‘Aish Presentation’ held at the college. Matthew has an Engineering background, and has a passion for Rugby, having completed a tour this summer in South Africa.

Matthew Sheffield previously worked for Curry’s PC World. Having always had an interest in mechanical engineering the new company values and goals were a major influence when he selected Aish as his new career choice.

Bradley Stockham previously studied at Ferndown Upper School and has a real aptitude for problem solving. He is looking forward to learning new skills at college and integrating himself as part of the Aish team next year.

Our other apprentices have begun settling into their respective departments within Aish. The second year apprentices have just finished their Level 2 Engineering NVQ and have started their working rotation. They have now progressed onto the Level 3 day release course. Our other apprentices will be finishing the scheme this summer and are all now working in their respective departments.