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Apprenticeships working at IES

7th March 2017

National Apprenticeship Week is now in its 10th year, and IES can demonstrate the value of this path for a long term career.

National Apprenticeship Week

IES’ Installation Manager Russ Shears began his life in engineering as an apprentice 49 years ago, and at age 65 has no plans to retire from his fulfilling role travelling the World. At the other end of the age spectrum 20 year old Conor Burge is just beginning his career as an electrical production assistant, and having completed a Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 apprenticeship last October he will soon commence work on a 2-year Electrical and Electronic Engineering Level 3 course with Bath College.

Managing Director Niels Morch is a huge advocate of apprenticeships, commenting, “Russ and Conor are both valued employees of IES, and their stories prove that University is not the only route to a fulfilling career in Engineering. At IES we have a wide range of training and learning opportunities – including mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering. Apprenticeships are a great route into the industry, as they allow students to gain work experience whilst studying for recognised qualifications.”