Our four apprentices – Jake Hankins, Tom Astle and Tommy Wing from the workshop, together with Megan Young who works in the commercial department – have all signed up for CIHT apprentice membership.
The CIHT is keen to recruit young people into the organisation and consequently offers free membership to individuals who are enrolled on a recognised employer apprenticeship scheme. Members are then entitled to join in with local events and meet other CIHT members who can advise on career development. They can also access the CIHT’s magazine Transportation Professional on the members’ area of the website and find out about the latest developments in the industry. Once apprenticeships have been completed, members can apply for professional registration as an engineering technician and essentially continue with professional development.
Megan Young has been enthusiastic about the opportunities offered through her apprenticeship from the start, commenting: “I am really enjoying my apprenticeship working in the commercial department. I work on tenders, collating data, pulling information together, and following the leads through. Then I start my Level 2 business administration course at college later this year. And so the opportunity to join the CIHT is the last piece of the jigsaw, and means that I really am learning at every level – on the job, through college, and now through industry best practice too.”