On Friday 18th January, our Training and Apprenticeship Coordinator Nicole Pearson met with Aivaras Ramanauskas to congratulate him on finishing his apprenticeship.

Nicole said, “Aivaras’ passion for scaffolding has been an absolute highlight for us. He has an eagerness to learn since the day he started and has been a great role model to the other apprentices. He should be extremely proud of what he has achieved over the last 18 months.”

Nicole had the opportunity to ask Aivaras a couple of questions on his thoughts of the apprenticeship before he finished.

What did you enjoy the most about your apprenticeship?
“The apprenticeship gave me a lot of opportunities to expand my knowledge of scaffolding and to put the knowledge into use. I’ve also enjoyed the confidence I’ve gained along the way.

I really appreciated all the support from the college tutors and site managers, as it felt like they were driving me to do the best I could and gave me the motivation to complete my apprenticeship.

Nicole was also a great help as a main point of contact if I had any issues or concerns. She was always at the other end of the phone or email if I had any questions.”

What was the most challenging part about your apprenticeship?
“There were times when I had to ask the site manager if I could gain certain experiences whilst on site to complete my apprenticeship and this can be quite daunting. However, the more I spoke to him the more relaxed I felt, and it wasn’t as scary as I first thought. The site manager was aware I was on an apprenticeship and supported me by making all the necessary arrangements needed so I could complete my work.

Another thing I felt was challenging was dealing with different colleagues on site, although I have gained great people and networking skills due to this and I made lots of friends along the way.”

Lastly, what was your overall opinion on your apprenticeship?
“I think my apprenticeship was fantastic. I believe you get out what you put in to something and I was fully involved in the apprenticeship and feel that I’ve been given a lot back.

I would 100% recommend PHD’s apprenticeship scheme to anyone interested in gaining experience within the scaffold and construction industries – especially young adults.

This apprenticeship has helped me achieve the career path I want and has given me the confidence to work towards achieving a site manager apprenticeship.”

Thank you Aivaras – good luck in the future!

OUR APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

Working closely with not only our local council but councils across the London boroughs, we are proud to have mentored several young adults in forging a path for themselves in the scaffolding sector.

We currently have ten apprentices working across seven of our sites in London, all in different stages of attaining the skills, knowledge and training required to be successful scaffolders.

All our apprentices spend the first 2-3 months of their two year apprenticeship working in the yard, followed by attending college to learn the ropes and putting it into practice on site.

If you are interested in our Apprenticeship Scheme and would like to know more, contact our Head Office on 01895 822 292, or alternatively send your CV to apprentices@phdaccess.com.