Cambridge Assessment IT apprentice Ashley Willis joined a group of apprentices from different trades working at the Triangle site to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
Apprentices from Bouygues UK (the main contractors on the site), Cambridge Assessment, and sub-contractors Allied and WSP took part. The event was organised by Carolina Alcantara, an apprentice business administrator for Bouygues UK, whose health and safety apprentice Henry Amponsah also took part. Ashley is one of two apprentices coming to the end of their apprenticeships with Cambridge Assessment, the other being Liam Cameron. Says Liam of his experience:
“I decided to do an apprenticeship firstly because I was in a position where I was underqualified for the work I wanted to do and because it’s a great balance between learning and work, that offers nationally recognised qualifications and proper hands-on experience that’s made me vastly more employable than I was around two years ago. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to the industry I’ve always wanted to work in and taught me many great skills required for things such as interviews and other formal meetings as well as skills for several business related tasks – something you don’t tend to pick up from IT courses in college.”
The event included a tour of the site and a series of fun activities, culminating in a spaghetti tower challenge and pizza!