Midshire Expands its team through Apprenticeship Scheme
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Midshire Expands its team through Apprenticeship Scheme

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Industry leading office technology sales and service provider Midshire Business Systems continues its support of local apprenticeship training schemes and the development of young people across the country.

Midshire currently employs a number of apprentices, working across sites including: Stockport, West Bromwich and Sheffield. The number of apprentices Midshire employs is expected to increase as the business continues to grow.

Midshire has a strong apprentice programme and has been continually recruiting and training apprentices since 2011. Since that time, Midshire Northern has employed eight apprentices across areas such as: Business Administration, IT and Warehouse Operations and is still looking to add to this number.

Warehouse Operatives Louis Turner and Callum Williamson have recently passed their Warehousing and Storage Level 2 Apprenticeships with flying colours. Both were praised by Skills Company assessor Ged Leckey for their hard work. Louis and Callum now work full time in the Warehouse and Delivery team, unloading and checking stock, preparing machines for delivery as well as assisting with the installation of machines at customer sites.

Apprentices are incredibly important to Midshire’s business growth. By training local apprentices to Midshire standards they have the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the company.

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Kellyann Coggins (Image kindly supplied by Barclays)

In the Midshire West Bromwich office the situation is very similar. Kellyann Coggins began her time at Midshire with a six-week work placement. Since completing the work placement Kellyann was offered a full time position in the customer services team. Kellyann worked with Capita Talent who supported her pre-employment training and work experience.

Kellyann Coggins said:

“I have a lot less stress on my shoulders and a lot more confidence in myself, because I know I’ve got support and won’t be frowned upon, as I am still learning on the job.”

Kellyann and Midshire Group Service Manager Ken Shipway were recently featured in a video about apprentices, produced by Barclays.

All of the apprentices are fully supported by their apprenticeship provider and a Midshire mentor, in order to complete their training programme.

Debbie Wilson, Midshire Northern Operations Manager comments:

“At Midshire we like to see young people come into the business and flourish. Our approach is to grow a multi-skilled workforce and apprenticeships give us a great foundation to develop the skills that the business needs.”

To date, Midshire has supported twenty-five apprentices, seventeen of which are still employed with the company. One of the first apprentices has progressed very well, now working in his second year as a fully-fledged field engineer.

All vacancies are advertised through the careers section on our website, which can be found at our Careers Section.

Case studies about our apprentices can be found here. Louis Turner, Callum WilliamsonKellyann Coggins.