Modern Apprenticeship Success for Kyle

December 18, 2019

Congratulations to Kyle Charles who, after two years, has successfully completed his warehousing, storage and distribution apprenticeship. The occasion was marked with the presentation of his final certificate from June Jones, the assessor at North East Scotland College.
Kyle began his career at Sparrows after leaving school and completing an introduction to construction course at college. He started his apprenticeship in goods in and quality assurance, progressing to the inventory department. It was here where Kyle really started to get stuck in through learning various tasks such as replenishing stock, raising manifests and keeping track of internal stock movements.
Gaining further work-related qualifications also added to Kyle’s growing skills and knowledge. He passed his 3Te, 8Te, 12Te and Bendi forklift courses as well as completing a manual handling course. Kyle commented “I think an apprenticeship is the best way to learn as you are able to physically demonstrate what you are learning on a daily basis.
“I’ve really enjoyed the balance between education and work and I’ve learned a huge amount about the business in general. I can’t thank everyone enough for the support I’ve received from day one, which really helped me settle into my role.
“Now my apprenticeship is complete, I’m working as a warehouse operative and driver. I plan to continue my progression within Sparrows and strive towards my ultimate goal of working in a senior role.”
Alan Kidd, materials and warehouse manager, explained “Apprenticeships provide us with the opportunity to develop individuals from scratch, so we are able to instil good habits from the beginning. Congratulations to Kyle, who has been an incredible asset to our team over the two years he’s been with us.
“As a result of Kyle’s success and positive contribution, I’ve taken on another apprentice, Jake Fraser, to take his place. It really was a no brainer, as Kyle proved to me the importance of including an apprentice in my department.”

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