Berkeley Modular Employer Case Study

6th February 2020

It’s Apprenticeship Week! Find out more about apprenticeships from the view of an employer. 

Jade McPhun is the People & Talent Manager for Berkeley Modular Limited.

Why did you choose to take on a Digital Design apprentice?

In 2016, the Berkeley Group committed to having 1,500 people in apprenticeships or formal training across our sites and offices within two years. Berkeley Modular hopes to aid this number which topped 2,000 in May 2018 with the support of Berkeley Group’s supply chain. 

What benefits has the apprentice brought to your organisation?

The 9 current Berkeley Modular apprentices have been an asset to our newly formed organisation and have settled into our culture from the outset. It has been great to witness their journey so far and the transfer of learning from the 14-week residential block to the factory to date. 

Would you take on an apprentice again and why?

Berkeley Modular has teamed up with North Kent College, CADCOE & Dudley College to develop an apprenticeship programme which will follow a formal course of study for the Digital Engineering Technician Apprentice standard. Berkeley Modular has committed to recruit ten apprentices per year for this unique programme.

Thoughts on the apprenticeship scheme? 

Like anything, we have taken some lessons learnt from this year’s cohort and are working closely with North Kent College to ensure our programme is even better for September 2020’s intake. 

Recruiting an apprentice to your business is extremely beneficial.  If you would like further advice about how to recruit and train an apprentice or general information then please visit our dedicated employers page.

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