Growing our own – introducing Guardian’s office-based apprentices

13th February 2017

Over the past year, Guardian has been searching for fresh and enthusiastic new talent to join our growing business and fulfil the increased demand for our services. As part of this expansion, we have welcomed three new office-based apprentices to the team:

Justin Humphreys, Jamie Turner and Tom Holt all live within a couple of miles from Basildon and joined Guardian this year.

Justin Humphreys – Age 18 – Compliance Apprentice –  Studying NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration at South East and Essex College

Justin assists with the compliance of all health and safety activities at Guardian, including keeping engineer training logs and checking of the quality of paperwork.

He says: ‘Working as an apprentice for Guardian is a great opportunity to get into the working world and begin a successful career, while learning and being trained on the job.  In my role at Guardian, I have already had the chance to apply my skills, which I find satisfying.’

Jamie Turner – Age 17 Office Junior Apprentice – Studying NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration at South East and Essex College

Jamie assists members of staff within Service Delivery, ensuring that the highest levels of administration and customer service are provided.

He says: ‘I am passionate about business administration and hope my role as apprentice will lead to a successful career with Guardian in the future.’

Tom Holt – Age 17 – Accounts Apprentice – Studying towards AAT Level 2 with First Intuition

Tom assists the accounts team with invoicing, engineer timesheets and general accounts administration.

He says:  ‘I used First Intuition to search for an apprenticeship role to progress my accountancy career.  I chose Guardian because the company seemed caring and supportive of its staff, and I was made to feel very welcome during my interview.  I hope I can continue to follow my chosen career path and be a part of the Guardian team as the company continues to grow.’

We think the apprenticeship scheme is a great way to nurture new talent, allowing them to train on the job and hit the ground running. We’ve successfully brought in a number of new recruits in this way, across all areas of the business, with plans to introduce more apprentices over the coming months.

Do you want to work for Guardian? We’re currently recruiting! Check out our careers page for more information.