Chubb Expands UK Apprenticeship Programme
Carrier subsidiary Chubb Fire & Security employed more apprentices in 2018 than in any previous year, also expanding its intake to 28 apprentices across multiple engineering and non-engineering disciplines, including IT, finance and project management.
The company has operated the programme for over two decades, with 64 former apprentices currently in intermediate, advanced and higher-level programmes.
Explaining the recent opening-up of the programme to include non-engineering apprenticeships, Jim McSharry, apprentice programme manager, says:
“Expanding into non-engineering apprenticeships has opened up a great deal of scope, and we are hoping to make the most of this with new apprentices into the Community Care business, and to create a progression of recruits for the finance team”.
Ismail Badat, an assistant accountant apprentice, says:
“My overall aim is to become a qualified accountant, and I am gaining excellent experience to further this goal. I’m learning more than I ever expected about both the finance profession and fire and security industry.”
Divya Hansora, who is in the first year of a digital IT consultant apprenticeship – part of a three-year course that will result in a level six apprenticeship qualification categorised as a Batchelor degree, says:
“I knew what I was good at and what I enjoyed, but being an apprentice means that I can put what I learn into practice, so theory becomes real life.
“My time here has been a real eye-opener in terms of seeing how our fire and security systems are required by every business and my advice to people looking into apprenticeships would be ‘do it and don’t look back’!”
Technical support technician apprentice, Taylor Murphy who is in her fourth year of a four-year NVQ Level three apprenticeship programme which will provide access to a degree level qualification, adds:
“I’m kept very busy, with no two days the same. The people I work with are great and my favourite role so far has been project co-ordination. I hope to go into this with the end goal of being a project manager. It is apprenticeships that give you the hands-on experience to help make these decisions.”
Apprenticeship opportunities are posted on the Chubb UK job website on the Careers at Chubb page – visit www.chubb.co.uk for additional information.