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‘I started my apprenticeship after completing the Women into Construction scheme’

This week is National Apprenticeship Week which celebrates the impact apprenticeships make to individuals, organisations and the wider economy.

At Citizen we have an apprenticeship scheme which aims to encourage progression and support talent development. As part of this we have 19 apprentices working across our organisation.

Our Electrician Apprentice Siobhan Myrie started her apprenticeship after completing her Women into Construction placement with us. Women into Construction is a scheme which encourages women to pursue roles in the construction industry.

She said: “I have been wanting to take part in an apprenticeship for at least five years now, but I was unable to find one. However, through Women into Construction I was able to do a programme with Citizen and I loved it, then I got my apprenticeship offer.

“I love my role and I enjoy learning everything about it. My buddy Neeraj is a very good teacher, he has great knowledge plus he’s a nice guy.”

Siobhan added that she has learnt so much already in her apprenticeship and the skills will stay with her for life as they are very important.

She said: “After I have completed my apprenticeship, I think it would be nice to be able to stay with Citizen.

“I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who wants to change their career and is interested in an apprenticeship role, or to school leavers who are interested in apprenticeships. Anyone who is committed would suit an apprenticeship.”

You can find out more about National Apprenticeship week here.

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