We have appointed three apprentices to new full-time roles following the successful completion of their four-year apprenticeships with the business.
Liam Powell and Thomas Niven have joined the projects department as trainee commissioning engineers, and Stephen Shah joins the service department as a junior service engineer.
They have all been equipped with their new vans and are already out on the road travelling the length and breadth of the UK to deliver work on new installations and ensuring existing customer equipment is in tip-top condition.
David McDougall, Head of Training & Development at DTGen, said: “Our apprenticeship scheme enables us to train the next generation with the specialist, practical skills and knowledge that is required in our industry. Throughout our business, collectively we have more than 800 years of experience, and that can’t simply be bought-in, so our commitment to growing our own is critical to our future success.”
We currently employ eight apprentices who are all West of Scotland College electrical engineering students. The business has long history of staff who have developed through apprenticeships into various, and often, senior roles in the business.
During their time with the business, apprentices receive a structured programme of classroom and practical training across the workshop and out in the field job shadowing key members of the team for new installations and commissioning as well as with the servicing department.
We are continually looking for ways to create opportunities for employees and recently made two further internal appointments with John Skinner moving up from his role as Rental Manager to take on the role Head of Operations, whilst Eilidh Harrison has been promoted from Aftersales Business Coordinator to become Aftersales Supervisor.
With a dedicated in-house training and development manager, the business maintains a pro-active and on-going programme of continuous improvement for staff to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to deliver their jobs to the highest standards. A new initiative is already underway to develop an online learning platform in collaboration with FG Wilson focusing on hard and soft skills. This is one of many strategies the business has embarked on to help enhance access to knowledge for all staff.