“Apprentices bring fresh perspectives”, says Damovo

Hear directly from an apprentice employer

Hear directly from an apprentice employer

If your business is thinking about hiring an apprentice but is unsure of the business benefits, where better to hear about the positives than from an apprentice employer themselves? Below we have included a quote from communications services provider Damovo, which works closely with Northbrook College to deliver a high quality apprenticeship scheme.

“We have found apprentices bring with them fresh perspectives and ideas which we welcome, and are productive within months of joining the business. Their understanding of our different business areas, processes and customer-specific needs and service nuances, has given us the flexibility and agility to respond quickly and effectively to a fast-changing environment. The success of our scheme has already led to ten apprentices being placed in permanent junior technical support roles within our Network Operations Centre (NOC) at Horsham, making up 12% of NOC staff and giving a healthy distribution of age and experience for future succession planning.

This year with the support of our learning provider, Northbrook College, we are extending the apprenticeship scheme to the existing workforce. Initially we have a number of supervisory staff beginning a Team Leading Apprenticeship from February, but we also intend offering Business Administration, Customer Service and Sales apprenticeships. There really are opportunities for everyone to develop and gain recognised qualifications and such a learning culture makes for highly motivated staff and an exciting work environment.”