The process of recruiting the apprenticeships was also personalised for the company, as Ms O’Shea explains;
‘We wanted to implement a recruitment process that was not only effective for us to select the right candidates, but also one that engaged the apprentices as much as possible.’
As well as in-depth testing, Comvergent held assessment centre days for the apprentice applicants, which involved team building exercises and problem solving; the group even had their fear of heights tested with a trip up a cherry picker!
The successful apprenticeships have now been in the job for just under 3 months, receiving very positive feedback from both their Line Managers and Assessors.
Callum Quinn, one of the apprentices, explained; ‘” I have enjoyed my time so far as an apprentice at Comvergent; from the start, I felt at ease as everybody is very encouraging and welcoming. I found the process of applying for the position very informative, as I was able to gain an insight of what the job entails.”
Callum goes on to say how he is looking forward to the future; “I hope to further add to the skills I have already acquired with the help of the team at Comvergent, and am looking forward to a successful career in telecoms.”
The scheme has armed the company with talented individuals that have the right skills, tailored for the sector and, as Ms O’Shea explains, Comvergent aren’t the only ones to have benefited;
‘We know how successful apprenticeship schemes are as we regularly invest in them for our current staff, however we weren’t expecting such fantastic results from devising the bespoke framework. We are confident that by doing this, our young apprenticeships are fully equipped for a successful career in the telecoms sector.’
Notes to Editor
Comvergent is a technology solution provider that is dedicated to enabling businesses to connect with and maximise the potential of the digital world.
Founded in 2005, the company has over 250 staff, with offices in both Chester and Kettering, working with worldwide clients.
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