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Arqiva named a Sunday Telegraph Top 50 Apprenticeship Employer
We're very proud to announce we have been named a Sunday Telegraph Top 50 Apprenticeship Employer.
We pride ourselves on our apprenticeship programme and the long-term career path it can offer; a point reinforced by the fact that most of the apprentices who joined our inaugural programme in 2008 are still with us today.
This August, Arqiva welcomed 21 apprentices into the programme – who range from 18 to 36 years old – and all have commenced a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web, and Telecoms. And, we recently celebrated the successful completion of eight apprentices, all of whom are now in engineering and operational roles across the business.
We take on apprentices who are ambitious, passionate about doing their best, and will live Arqiva’s values. It takes a special kind of person to work in our fast-paced environment! Apprentices are a key part of Arqiva’s future skills strategy; their digital skills – along with their motivation and enthusiasm – enable us to develop a much needed talent pool to meet future needs.
At Arqiva, our biggest skills and resource challenge for the future is in our Terrestrial Broadcast business where, in our operations division, we have a higher than average age profile. Consequently, it’s important we start planning ahead, by taking on apprentices and training them over three to five years, to be ready for roles in maintaining and operating the UK’s terrestrial TV and radio network.
John Druce, Learning and Development Manager, Arqiva commented: “We are delighted to achieve this prestigious accolade! Arqiva is a dedicated advocate of apprenticeship programmes, not only because apprentices meet our future skills gap but because they bring new energy and enthusiasm, think differently, and challenge the way we do things. In fact, we find that the training and support given to apprentices in turn helps to raise the standards and professionalism across the whole workplace.”
To read more about our programme, and to hear what our apprentices think about it go to 2015 Apprentice Programme