Apprentices have a “hunger to learn”

17-year-old George Johnson has recently completed training at Highbury College and is celebrating having secured an apprenticeship with Portsmouth-based telecoms provider Aerial Business Communications as part of his Level 3 Networking course.

Commenting on his new role, George said: “I always knew that I wanted to work in ICT and with this in mind, REED NCFE helped me to find the best apprenticeship for me. The team supported me through the application process and also gave me some tips to stand out at interview. The service has been absolutely flawless and I’d like to say thank you for helping me to secure this job.

“I’m fully enjoying my new role at Aerial Business Communications and I’m looking forward to working alongside industry professionals so that I can continue to learn and succeed in my chosen career.”

Paul Davis, managing director at Aerial Business Communications commented: “At Aerial, the single most important thing is that we find the right people – not the right CV. By using the apprenticeship scheme, we are able to find candidates that we believe will fit into the Aerial family and have a genuine hunger to learn.

“George is thriving; you can already see a notable difference in his confidence around the office. He is getting stuck into his role and is already trying to diversify and go beyond his basic job role. George is now the fourth apprentice we have acquired via REED NCFE, two of which are now full-time members of the team. We hope the same will be true of George.”