James Newlove – Case Study

A Secure Investment for James

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James Newlove always knew he wanted to enter a world of electrical engineering, so when a representative from Stegta visited his school to tell him about the opportunities available to him as an Apprentice, James jumped at the chance.

Working as an Apprentice for a local security installation company where he learned from industry experts about how to install and service alarm systems. James quickly rose through the ranks from an Apprentice to an Engineer, Senior Service Engineer, before becoming the service department manager of Mono Alarms.

As a Manager of Mono Alarms who employs around 70 people with over 10,000 contract customers operating from some 50,000 systems installed across the North West, they also currently employ 4 Apprentices. As a former Apprentice himself, James understands the benefits Apprentices can bring to a business.

James comments, “By employing young Apprentices, we have been able to embed our corporate values from the start, ironing out any bad habits, which more experienced engineers may have developed, straight away. So far we have had nine Apprentices on the company books, all of whom have gained hands-on experience, and have become valuable assets to the company.”

By working with training providers such as Stegta and Trafford College, Mono Alarms have received the support needed when employing Apprentices, along with delivering bespoke training programmes to meet their business objectives.

James comments, “The support we have received has been fantastic, arranging all the assessment and course details, and ensuring that all our Apprentices keep meeting national standards. The young people who we have employed as Apprentices through Stegta have been incredibly motivated and keen to learn the trade – which as any employer will tell you, is essential in maintaining a healthy and competitive business.”

For more information about Apprenticeships with STEGTA please contact us on: 0161 877 4078.