“My first memory of Inviron is my interview, as after an hour or so we were talking about one of mine and my interviewers passions, mountain biking, and I felt part of the team already.
Having being taken on as an Apprentice, I embarked upon a three year City and Guilds qualification, along with an NVQ in Electrotechnical Systems Installation. For the first two years, I was placed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich which I think, due to the diversity of the work we undertake there, is one of the best sites Inviron has for placing an apprentice, even if you do get sent out for skyhooks and a glass hammer!
In my third year, I became a "mobile apprentice", was handed a van and moved off into the big wide world of reactive calls, lone working and emergency callouts. Going mobile was a big step, however, being able to draw on everything I’d learnt at college and at the Museum really helped me through this, along with knowing I’d got colleagues at the end of the phone, who were always eager and willing to share their knowledge.
I have been qualified for over two years now and currently I'm responsible for looking after four sites of my own, where I conduct all the routine maintenance, undertake the reactive calls and small project work.
I’ve also gone back to college, encouraged to take my HNC in Electrical Engineering, which I'm finding both challenging and interesting. That’s one of the best things about working for Inviron, they encourage their staff to push themselves forward and support them when they do.”