6 March 2017
6th March marks the start of the 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which we are proud to support as we employ a number of apprentices across our multidisciplinary teams.
At WYG, our apprentices benefit from a dedicated apprenticeship programme, allowing them to work on live projects from day one and gain on the job training and skills. A nominated mentor is also available to support their personal and professional development.
To celebrate NAW, we meet Amy Gaskell who tells us about her experience. Amy is an apprentice project manager who joined WYG in Cumbria in September 2015 after finishing her A-Levels.
What does your role involve?
Primarily my role is to support project managers with the day to day running of projects from the concept phase to closeout, performing tasks such as progress reporting, stakeholder management, communication with clients and sub-contractors and dealing with problems and issues as they arise. I’m also involved with raising invoices and collating figures on monthly earnings. My role allows me to work across a number of teams including Geospatial, Engineering and Building Surveying.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I felt an apprenticeship was the better option for me as I prefer learning practically rather than from a text book. It was an alternative to university where I could gain a comprehensive qualification as well as getting experience in Project Management.
What qualifications will you have at the end of your training?
From my apprenticeship at WYG, I will gain a Level 4 NVQ in Project Management, which is APM accredited. I have already gained my APM introductory certificate, which will allow me to progress further into the APM qualifications once my apprenticeship has ended.
What do you think makes WYG a great place to work?
WYG appealed to me as an international company allowing me the opportunity to work in new and different places other than my home county of Cumbria! With its many different departments, I’m able to learn about their functions and work alongside colleagues within the engineering and geospatial teams. Doing so has enabled me to develop an interest in different areas and has aided decisions about my future career.
What have been your highlights so far?
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work on the North West Coast Connections project, which is a nationally significant project. It has given me exposure to so many areas of project management and has developed my knowledge of infrastructure projects and the planning process.
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