After being set up in 2009 by Vince McAnallen, Artic's founding Partner, the company's training & apprenticeship scheme has become a source of pride to the management and staff of the company and a way of preparing young people for the FM industry. The company see this as a way to bolster its own engineering base and also to benefit the wider industry at large in developing suitable candidates for long term careers in core hard FM disciplines such as HVAC, electrical and refrigeration.
The apprentice scheme owes its inception to the forward thinking of the company founder, Vince McAnallen, himself an engineering apprenticeship graduate from his early days in the industry, who saw the flow of suitably qualified and motivated young people in the FM engineering sector really begin to slow down.
The NVQ engineering apprenticeship scheme sees school leavers and 'young improvers' apply for places available at the start of each year. Candidates come either directly or through links with local further education colleges. In the 10 years of the scheme, 40 engineers have been prepared for a career in FM engineering and while the majority are still with Artic.
The Technical and supervisory team has over 200 years of HVAC & Electrical industry experience to offer apprentices in their professional development. Forward thinking will also continue after the apprenticeship has been completed with opportunities presented to successful candidates for further industry qualifications, HNC’s etc.
Artic is committed to the Hard FM industry and will continue to support young fresh eager apprentices on their work journey.