Sure Academy for apprentices

June 21st, 2012 by Sure

Sure is launching its own apprenticeship scheme aimed at developing its workforce of the future.

The Sure Academy is accepting applications ahead of the first intake of apprentices in September 2012.

Cable & Wireless, as one of the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s largest employers, is committed to investing in the development of its employees.”

“We have identified a need for local staff to be specifically trained for what is a fast-moving industry and so launching the Sure Academy will allow us to find talented individuals and give them the right training and support so that they become an integral part of the company’s future success,” said chief executive officer Eddie Saints.

The Sure Academy involves a two-year programme where members will spend 12 months in residential technical support delivering products to domestic customers, six months in IP support working on residential and business products and six months within retail.

“The purpose of the Sure Academy is to give members an in depth understanding of the whole company so that they experience both a technical and commercial environment,” said Mr Saints.

‘Our aim is to find future leaders and give them the experience, expertise, skills and qualifications necessary to move Sure forward, constantly improve the offerings and service we provide customers and make the business a success.’

The Sure Academy is open to anyone aged 17 or over who has five GCSEs, including Maths, English and one science, at grade C or above and has passed an advanced level qualification such as A Levels, Baccalaureate, BTEC or NVQ. Applicants must also hold a clean driving licence and will be police checked.

Anyone interested in applying should email [email protected] surecw.com with their CV.

Shortlisted candidates will attend a half day assessment in July which will include interviews, aptitude tests and a practical.

‘Having attended the recent Careers Show, we know that there are some extremely talented individuals out there and we hope that the Sure Academy will give them the opportunity to develop their full potential,’ said Mr Saints.

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