James and Joe began their apprenticeships with AGM Services 2 years ago. They have successfully completed their second year, showing dedication and commitment to both their work and studies. AGM Services understands the importance of apprenticeship schemes and have actively recruited apprentices over the years with Rob Menzies one of the more experienced spraybooth engineers within the team, having been recruited this way over 10 years ago. Apprenticeships have proven to be a very valuable approach to recruiting, long term, committed employees. The bespoke on the job training provides career opportunities that can otherwise be tricky to recruit for, and is vital to continuing the strategic growth for the company.
Apprenticeships with AGM
Apprenticeships are structured to give the future generation the on the job skills they need as well as the academic skills that are taught in the class room. The 4 year course the AGM apprentices are undertaking will provide a plethora of on the job skills in electrical engineering but will also earn them a BTEC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
This year saw the completion of courses in electrical and sheet metal work. As part of their coursework they were required to manufacture tool boxes as part of their metal fabrication module, which have proven very useful for work. A bonus is that they could also get them spray painted at Junair Spraybooths.
Fiona Morrison, Operations Director AGM Services commented “I’m a big advocate of encouraging young people to take up apprenticeships, it’s a great way to ensure we don’t lose the much needed skills within the industry. Obviously we’re thrilled that James and Joe have completed their course so far, we’re already planning what skills they’ll be learning next year. They’ll be getting much more involved in spraybooth commissioning and legislative testing and we’ll be developing their stock control and parts recognition knowledge as well. They’ll also be starting to undertake wiring and testing work on plants and smart equipment.”
If you want to work for AGM Services, make sure you keep an eye on our jobs page for upcoming vacancies.
Find out more about AGM
AGM Services are the UKs leading provider of spraybooth servicing and repair, with a reputation for offering a fast, professional service. Our national network of fully qualified engineers ensure your technical faults are dealt with quickly and effectively. AGM Services offer aftercare for your spraybooth and our team of experts offer advice and support to ensure your equipment is operating to maximum effect. For more information on the service AGM can offer contact the experienced team on 01706 363 585 or contact us online.