Apprentice Spotlight: Kyle Charles

Kyle Charles started his apprenticeship with Sparrows Group as Apprentice Warehouse Operative after leaving school and completing an Introduction to Construction course at College.

Kyle Charles

He is part of a 25 strong team working within the various warehouses which predominantly store crane spares for the offshore sector. To date he has worked within the goods inwards and quality assurance areas and he will soon be moving onto inventory and training for manual handling and fork lift operation.

Kyle says, "I'm really enjoying it. The training and support I've had has been really good. Every week I spend two hours to complete my course work, evidencing the various modules that make up my apprenticeship. I think that an apprenticeship is the best way to learn as you are able to demonstrate what you are learning on a daily basis. I hope to keep progressing within Sparrows — there seem to be plenty of opportunities to take the next step up."

Alan Kidd, Warehouse and Inventory Activities Manager comments, "Apprenticeships are extremely valuable. It provides us with the opportunity to develop individuals from scratch, so we are able to instill good habits from the beginning and we then continue to invest in the trainees going forward. It's proved successful for us, sometimes apprentices remain in the same area or move elsewhere with the organisation, either way Sparrows benefits."