Investment in the next generation of civil and electrical engineering specialists is vital for Nottingham-based McCann in order for the company to remain at the forefront of the industry. The business has recently placed significant investment in two of its youngest employees, after Alex Scott and Liam Brennan both successfully achieved their respective apprenticeship and CPCS qualifications.
Over the past 12 months, Alex has completed his McCann Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance while Liam has worked through his dumper (category A09a) and excavator (category A58a) trained operator tickets as part of the CPCS card scheme.
After joining McCann in September 2017, Alex is delighted to now have his apprenticeship under his belt and is looking forward to a bright future in the industry as he looks to progress further with McCann.
“I always knew I wanted to go down the apprenticeship route so when McCann offered me the chance to complete my Highways Maintenance qualification, I grabbed it with both hands,”
He continued, “Apprenticeships offer on-the-job training, something which is invaluable when learning any skill or trade. I think there’s a resurgence in these types of qualifications and I have definitely seen the benefits – helping me learn and up-skill quickly while benefiting from the very best training available.”
Liam is equally pleased to have achieved his qualification, which sees him taking the first step on the path to becoming a plant operator with McCann. He sees it as the perfect grounding for a successful future career.
“McCann is recognised as an expert within electrical and civil engineering so to be able to receive training and on-the-job experience from such a reputable company alongside my CPCS, is fantastic!”
In the short time Alex and Liam have been with the company, they have made their mark and are an example of the Company’s commitment to training – as McCann’s Quality and Lean Manager Ben Feltham goes on to explain.
“In 2017, McCann became a member of the 5% Club – demonstrating our long-term commitment to educating and bringing through the next generation of civil and electrical engineering experts,” said Ben.
He continued, “To see such a high standard of apprentices and new-starters coming through the ranks is very rewarding for everyone at the company. Alex has the option to progress further now as does Liam – who will be enrolling on the appropriate NVQs to upgrade his CPCS card categories. We look forward to further developing Alex and Liam’s skills over the coming years as they, alongside fellow apprentices, contribute to the businesses long term future success.”
To find out more about McCann and the company’s portfolio of projects, visit www.mccann-ltd.co.uk.