CONWAY AECOM welcome our new apprentices
CONWAY AECOM are pleased to welcome two new highways maintenance apprentices: Tyrell Nolan, age 17, and George Meehan, age 21, from North West London. Tyrell has just completed a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction and was looking for an apprenticeship with a local company. George has held various jobs and was looking for an opportunity with progression within a reputable company.
Tryell and George commenced their 18 month apprenticeship programme with CONWAY AECOM on Monday 14th July 2014. Here they will train as they earn as well as attending block sessions at LESOCO College in Southwark where they will study for an NVQ in Highways Maintenance. Their day to day manager and mentor is Jimmy Bozzia, Core Services Senior Supervisor.
Tryell is waiting to turn 18 years old before he is allowed to work on the network. At present he is building up knowledge of the network and gaining an understanding of the works that CONWAY AECOM undertake. He is spending his time at North Acton depot learning how the yard operates, to date he has been assisting with: stock inventory; the booking in and out of both vehicles and equipment as well as maintaining a safe and tidy yard. He is forging strong relationships with the depot team and back office staff. This will help him when he starts work on the network and the contacts will stand him in good stead during his career with CONWAY AECOM.
George has spent his first couple of weeks learning how to lay asphalt on footways and cycle paths. He has been out with two different teams and is learning about the similarities and differences of the TfL network and the London Borough of Barnet.
Tyrell and George both found out about our apprenticeship opportunities through career fairs in North London. The recruitment process was carried out by the London Highways Academy of Excellence, an independent organisation who partners with leading industry organisations, they provide training and support for best practice on London’s roads, its public space and urban realm.
Tyrell and George both achieved their London Pass, a certificate from the London Highways Academy of Excellence, which made them eligible for interview. The pass consisted of a two week course where they learnt more about the industry and received training in Customer Service, Health and Safety, First Aid and Fire Warden skills. Having achieved the London pass this guaranteed them an interview with Charmaine Kerr and Jimmy Bozzia, and they were accepted onto our apprenticeship programme.