adi Group Opens Doors To New Apprentice Academy
adi Group has launched an Apprentice Academy to cement the engineering solutions business’ commitment to investing in the talent of tomorrow.
The launch was marked with a special open day which was held at the Group’s head office in Kings Norton, bringing nine of the company’s current crop of 14 apprentices together for a leadership talk from CEO Alan Lusty, an induction to the Group, along with a series of team building exercises.
The adi Apprentice Academy offers a two or three year programme with the Group and an entry into the world of engineering. Apprentices can be accepted into any areas within the business, covering the full 22 different disciplines at adi Group. Fourteen apprentices are currently in place, at various stages of their programmes; spending four days a week within the workplace, one day a week at college completing a Level 2 and Level 3 National Vocational Qualification and Technical Certificate.
Alan Lusty explains:
“In a sector reliant on new talent, it’s incredibly important that we all support apprentices and encourage more people into the engineering sector. At adi Group we see the important role that apprentices and trainees play within our business and the role that they have in our future. An academic approach to learning is not always right for everyone and therefore a hands-on approach is a great alternative that has been proven to be incredibly successful and rewarding for all involved.
“The Academy ensures there is a pipeline of young talent coming through the organisation to support our growth plans, but it also empowers our existing employees and helps to strengthen our position as a regional employer of choice.”
Hosting the launch day and heading up The Academy is Graham Bond, who has worked at adi Group for 17 years across the electrical, mechanical and FM divisions so has a strong understanding of the full spectrum of opportunities for talented students looking to embark on an engineering career path.
Graham will ensure that both the Apprentices and their Line Managers are meeting the expectations of the program and they are both getting the desired results and that consistency is maintained across the Group. As Program Manager he will also be responsible for ensuring the Group’s apprentices regularly meet up and share their experiences so that a working party is created for them to discuss work related issues, mentor each other and enjoy social events to all learn and grow together within the academy.BACK TO ARTICLES