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The Benefits of Apprenticeships at Volta Compliance

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the benefits of apprenticeships at volta compliance

From hair and beauty to energy and engineering, apprenticeships provide a route into a wide range of industries. They do so for over 300,000 new starters every year, according to the latest government figures.

As far as candidates are concerned, the case is clear. Apprenticeships allow them to train for a chosen role or sector, combining on-the-job learning with classroom work. Not to mention the fact that they’re gaining experience as well as industry-specific skills.

There’s also the added incentive of a regular wage, which you don’t get with other educational routes. That’s topped off with the chance of a job upon completion of training, with the majority of candidates remaining in full-time employment after finishing an apprenticeship.

The business benefits of apprenticeships

While the benefits for apprentices are clear, the advantages for businesses are arguably less celebrated. But that shouldn’t be the case. We are proud to be one of many Yorkshire businesses that have been reaping the rewards of apprenticeships.

To date, we’ve taken on two apprentices, which has given them an insight into both their importance and the advantages they offer.

Here’s what Managing Director, Richard Carr, had to say…

Why do you think apprenticeships are important?

“Volta Compliance is committed to growth. The young generation is not just the future of our business, but the future of our industry. That’s why we invest in apprentices wherever possible.”

What would you say is the biggest advantage of apprentices?

“For us, the advantage of apprentices is that we can train them to be the best. By training them with our own best practices and expert knowledge, they can meet the high standards that we set out – and that our customers expect.”

What makes a great apprentice?

“A good apprentice has measured confidence in their own abilities to learn and progress. They are polite, friendly and passionate about learning. They have to be interested, but also have patience. Learning to do lots of different things well takes time.”

What are the benefits you have seen from taking on an apprentice?

“Apprentices respond really well to being trained and invested in. They have a great attitude, genuine interest and lots of passion – not to mention innovative ideas. Their energy can be enough to lift a whole team, and they play a key part in helping fully qualified teams complete projects on time.”

A case in point…

Apprenticeships have the potential to be hugely beneficial for both businesses and apprentices throughout Yorkshire. Volta’s own Alex Huntley is a testament to that.

Having always wanted to work in construction, an apprenticeship opportunity at Volta Compliance was something he couldn’t pass up. Since starting in late 2020, he’s enjoyed the variety of work in a role where “every day is different”, not to mention jobs for high profile clients like Lamborghini and McLaren.

His job is primarily to assist qualified electricians with servicing and installation jobs. That’s all while gaining invaluable experience and working towards becoming a qualified electrician himself.

Apprenticeships are a key part of Volta Compliance’s recruitment plans. Taking on and training apprentices helps them deliver their services to clients in the here and now, while also developing and expanding for the future.

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.