28th March 2017
On Monday we welcomed our first IT Apprentice to the group.
Arriving nice and early Kyle was taken through his induction to the Sword Group and then had a full 2 1/2 hour induction the QA apprentice scheme by his assigned tutor Alex. QA are an award-winning provider, offering IT, developer, digital marketing, project management and business apprenticeships throughout England and Scotland. A very thorough introduction was finished off with his first module assignment being set and a date and time agreed for the onsite assessment, so no hanging around then!
Kyle is located on a client site as a Service Desk Analyst, so after lunch we headed to site where an afternoon of site inductions and colleague introductions was ahead of him. It's a lot for anyone's first day in the job, but I was impressed with the detail that QA went into and how Kyle took it all in his stride.
Having enrolled in the QA apprentice scheme, for the next 2 years Kyle will complete various SQA modules mainly in the workplace with a small number incorporating offsite training with external vendors. All of this as well as learning the day job!
Good luck and welcome to the team!