National Apprentice week takes place from 4-8th March 2019 and aims to shine a spotlight on fantastic apprentices all over the country.
At MiTek we are very proud to have taken on a number of brilliant apprentices over recent years, working with nearby Dudley and Sandwell Colleges to recruit talented apprentices to our support team.
James Micklewright joined MiTek in 2010 aged 19 and spent 2 years as an IT apprentice. He quickly demonstrated his aptitude for software and customer service and became a full time employee at the end of his apprenticeship. James has progressed through roles in IT and Helpdesk is now a very highly regarded Technical Support Manager. James is responsible for and works closely with a number of our customers, working with them on their sites and from our Dudley base to deliver top quality technical solutions.
Luke Jones arrived at MiTek aged just 17 as an IT apprentice from Dudley college in 2015. After a years apprenticeship Luke accepted a full time role with the business, initially working in the IT department. Since then Luke has spent time in our Design Office to gain experience in roof and floor design, and recently moved across to the technical support team as a Technical Support Representative. Luke is an invaluable member of the team, splitting time between helpdesk duties, design assistance, and visiting customers to offer on-site support.
Aaron Richards is an IT apprentice currently working closely with Lance Fox in our European IT department while doing a L3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals. Aaron has played a key role in major recent projects such as the global roll out of Microsoft Office 365 across MiTek and a project to create a new domain for MiTek Europe and Africa.
Reece Brookes is mid way through a 2 year apprenticeship studying for a L3 Construction in the Built Environment qualification at Dudley College. Reece started at MiTek in Jan 2018 as WoodEngine Apprentice within our WoodEngine software support team and has really strengthened the team as the software user base has grown. As part of his role Reece has undertaken an interesting case study, designing the timber frame for a complex apartment building in Cornwall and spending time with the manufacturer and on-site to gain an understanding of the entire build process.
We are delighted to announce that Reece has just been shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year award at the upcoming G4C Constructing Excellence Awards, in recognition of his success during his time with us. Congratulations Reece!