Arcus Solutions have officially launched their Refrigeration Apprenticeship this month with Grant Scott (Image) as the first newly appointed apprentice. Grant will gain experience on the job by being buddied with an engineer, and will complete theoretical studies and practical training that will be delivered by a local college using the facilities at The Arcus Academy. The Academy is based at the new LondonEast-UK Business and Technical Park in Dagenham, East London. The academy consists of a 4,500 sq. ft. unit incorporating offices, conference room and two trainee workshops. Grant has kindly let us know about his decision to become a refrigeration apprentice and what he has been up to in his first week.
1. Tell us a bit about you and your working history.
Before starting at Arcus I worked at another facilities company in London, where I gained basic knowledge of working in a facilities environment. I enjoyed my time there but when it was time to move on I knew I wanted to continue to work in the industry and that’s when I came across a job at Arcus.
2. What was it or why did you decide to become a refrigeration apprentice?
When I first joined Arcus I was told that internal development is something Arcus are proud of. I was able to experience different roles and by doing this see what I enjoyed and whether I would want to pursue that career path. I started doing days with an M&E engineer and this is when I was first introduced to Refrigeration.
3. What has your first few days been like and what have you done?
For the first couple of days of the Refrigeration Apprenticeship I have been getting involved in as much as possible, to start building some basic knowledge of an engineer’s working day. Engineers deal with many different types of refrigeration issues from gas leaks to broken drinks cabinets and the variety is something I am really enjoying.
4. Tell us a bit about the apprenticeship
I have been lucky enough to be able to start gaining knowledge in the field straight away as I am partnered with an engineer. I'm trying to watch and do as much as I can and am able to do so when I start college and the theory, I have a better understanding of what I'm learning.
5. What are you looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to saying I'm a fully qualified Refrigeration Engineer and getting really stuck in to the job at Arcus.
Grant will now continue his training as an apprentice building his confidence and experience on the tools and in the working environment. We at Arcus Solutions wish Grant the best of luck on his new found career path.
If our apprenticeship scheme is something that interests you please keep a look out for the specified requirements and how you can apply, all information will be coming soon.