Connor Gibbons, Nabco Scotland Shopfitters

Company: Nabco Scotland

Sector: Shopfitting

Apprentice Name: Connor Gibbons

Age: 18

Company: Nabco Scotland

Job Role: Trainee shopfit designer

Qualification: ICT Professional SVQ

What’s involved in this apprenticeship?

In today’s fast-paced, competitive world, every business should have a digital presence. Our ICT Professional SVQ’s teaches employees how to effectively handle various software programmes without removing them from the workplace. This apprenticeship allows each candidate to demonstrate a thorough understanding of their workplaces best practice and is appropriate to all staff, from Office Junior to experienced staff members.

What Made You Decide To Complete A Modern Apprenticeship?

I left school early and wanted to go to college to do construction. To gain experience, I started a trial at a building sight doing laboring. The position didn’t lead to a full time role and I realised I needed a part-time job while I worked out what to do. At this point I had considered joining the army, but didn’t get accepted due to a health issue. So I went round handing in loads of CV’s to industrial sights. Nabco saw I was interested and committed to finding a job so they employed me and then reached out to Sixth Sense Training to get me an apprenticeship to learn web design.

How did you find out about Modern Apprenticeship’s?

My first experience was through Nabco. I didn’t really know what they were to be honest. My boss wanted a new website designed and was aware that Modern Apprenticeships were available with Sixth Sense Training. I was happy to further my skillset and get the extra qualification.

How Has Sixth Sense Training Helped Develop Your Career Prospects?

I’ve learned a lot about IT and how to use specific programmes for specific tasks. I was pretty useless at admin at school so most of these skills are new to me. I’m able to properly work a computer now too so I have a greater understanding of using Auto Cad- a program we use daily at work. Additionally, I learned how to design websites using WordPress so my boss was really impressed with that. I also learned basic additional skills, such as customer service and communication whilst doing my modules so it has all been beneficial.

How Have You Been Supported By Sixth Sense During Your Apprenticeship?

My assessor, Lewis, was easy going, approachable and good at reaching out to check in on my progress.

What Have You Enjoyed Most About Your Apprenticeship?

I’ve enjoyed the full experience. The amount I’ve learned has been a particularly good point. The more I learned, the more I enjoyed it.

If you are considering undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship or you are a business that could benefit from Modern Apprentices, and would like more information, contact us:

01355 698011

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