09 February 2022

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James Fisher talks apprenticeships 

This National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February)let’s delve into the educational benefits James Fisher’s apprenticeships can offer individuals at all stages of their careers. 

National Apprenticeship Week sees employers and apprentices come together to promote the positive impact apprenticeships can have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. 

There is a common misconception that apprenticeships are age-restrictive and only available to individuals of 16-25 years of age, when in fact such schemes offer opportunities for people at all stages of their career and are a great way of gaining more knowledge and experience in a working environment. 

James Fisher offers a choice of apprenticeship programmes, available to its employees with skills across varying levels within the group, which contribute to supporting them in the continuation of their professional development

James Fisher’s learning and development team is working to build relationships across the educational services sector in an effort to broaden its development opportunities for both new and existing employees.  

Laura Porter, learning and development business partner at James Fisher and Sons, says: 

“We’re pleased to be working with a few education-based companies, such as Discovery and Corndel, who are going to be supporting us with our leadership and management apprenticeships.” 

James Fisher Offshore (JFO), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is a strong advocate for placing importance on its employees' career development and maintainrelationships with local schools and training providers to help bring awareness to its latest junior apprenticeship opportunities. 

Its partnership with a local secondary school - Meldrum Academy, in Oldmeldrum, UK - allows JFO to promote its Technical and Business Administration Modern Apprenticeships opportunities, as well as the #NoWrongPath social media movement, which aims to provide inspiration and reassurance to young people anticipating their exam results. 

Aaron Webster, apprentice technician at JFO, says: 

“For me, an apprenticeship has meant the best of both worlds; working and learning, and benefiting from the knowledge and experience of a great team at JFO.”  

To help support its managers in the business, JFO has been working in partnership with ILM/City and Guilds Modern Apprenticeships to help provide some exciting management apprenticeship programmes. The schemes offer on-the-job training to enhance leadership and management skills, while allowing candidates to earn a nationally recognised professional management qualification which supportstheir opportunities for development and career progression. 

To keep up to date with James Fisher’s external apprenticeship opportunities, please visit the vacancies page. You can also find out more about JFO’s apprenticeships by visiting its early careers page.