“The best way of learning about anything is by doing.”
This Richard Branson quote has never seemed more appropriate as it does today, as we join thousands of companies across the country to celebrate the 10th National Apprenticeship Week.
At Mobile Mini, we are advocates for on the job training and over the years, we have taken on and trained lots of apprentices, with many progressing to enjoy successful careers with us.
We currently employ 14 apprentices across our head office and sixteen UK branches stretching from Glasgow to Southampton, within a variety of positions across the Company.
From office-based roles to yard operatives, our apprentices have experienced great success and throughout NAW 2017, we’ll be looking at some of these individual accomplishments. We’ll be using social media channels to spread the great stories about our apprentices, past and present, including a live interview on Wednesday March 8th with Macauley Underwood. The 20-year-old internal sales executive who joined us three years ago as an apprentice, has since been taken on as a permanent employee and has been promoted twice.
Macauley is just one of many apprentices who have proven to be great assets to Mobile Mini, which is one of the main reasons we’ll continue to offer and support apprenticeships in the future.
We believe that an apprenticeship is as beneficial to a company, as it is the young person embarking on their journey. Apprentices often bring with them fresh, new ideas and an enthusiasm to learn, which can be infectious within the company.
“Apprenticeships are important to both companies and trainees, as the common route of school, college and university doesn’t work for everyone, because not everyone learns by being taught in a classroom,” said our HR Director, Louise Arnold.
“We think it’s vital to be able to provide opportunities for young people to learn and develop in a successful, ambitious company and we’re looking forward to celebrating National Apprenticeship Week.”