Three Cyfle apprentices get full-time positions at ASW Property Services
Here at Cyfle, we are always delighted when students from our Shared Apprentice Scheme secure full-time work with one of our industry partners. It’s great news, then, that ASW Property Services have offered permanent employment to three apprentices originally taken on through the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.
Carpenters Ewan Evans and Keilan Ryan and fire door installer Elliott Lowry have all been given full-time jobs with ASW – helping them embark on the start of an exciting and rewarding career path. All three completed their level NVQ2 while working at the firm.
Additionally, ASW has welcomed another two trainees as part of the Shared Apprentice Scheme. Trainee plasterer Thomas Bowen and quantity surveyor Keaton Davies join the ASW team with the aim of gaining the invaluable knowledge and experience needed to excel in their respective trades. Keaton will work closely with Shared Apprentice alumni, Dalton Brown, who completed the same progression a year ago.
The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme was formed in September 2013 spanning five local authority regions: Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. It was awarded Charitable Status in 2016 and has secured two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the Innovation and Promoting Opportunity categories.
To date, the initiative has given opportunities to more than 780 apprentices, with an amazing number being offered full-time employment directly following the scheme. This skilled work has released an estimated £80 million in wages into the local economy.
The scheme helps apprentices to develop knowledge and practical experience in a wide range of construction-based trades and associated skills, including bricklaying, plastering, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, business and administration and more. This is done through a mixture of classroom and practical work. By enrolling the help of companies like ASW, it provides the apprentices a role with real-life, practical experience as well as providing mentoring for them to guide them through their learning modules.
Anthony Thomas, Managing Director at ASW Property Services, said:
“We are extremely proud of all the apprentices for their hard work and commitment to learning their trade. We have had many excellent apprentices come on board through the Cyfle initiative and this current group are certainly included in that. Everybody at ASW would like to extend their congratulations to those who have secured full-time work, welcome to the team!”
Anthony Rees, Regional Manager at Cyfle Building Skills, added:
“It’s always an extremely proud moment when our apprentices secure full-time employment, even after many years of delivering this program. A huge congratulations to all of you and thank you to ASW for recognising their skillsets and providing them with their first employment opportunity. We hope they are an asset to your company going forward.”