Apprenticeship success for IT administrator
This news release was published on: 25 October 2017
Mark Hayle, who works on the company’s IT helpdesk, has just completed the 13-month apprenticeship through PETA, one of the largest training organisations on the south coast.
The apprenticeship involved numerous exams including maths, English and IT as well as an online module. To successfully complete the practical element of the apprenticeship, Mark was required to take apart a computer and then put it back together.
As the first Ferryspeed member of staff to do the IT apprenticeship Mark, aged 36, believes it has not only benefited him but the company too. “The apprenticeship has really helped to develop my skills and equipped me with greater IT knowledge.
“The advantage for Ferryspeed is that I’m now able to assess and potentially fix IT issues, which not only saves money but time too, as I’m onsite,” said Mark.
The Ferryspeed Academy, which was launched last year, gives every member of staff across all of its depots access to training and the opportunity to acquire new skills. To date, accredited training has been undertaken on a host of subjects including food safety and HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points), ITSSAR certified ride-on pallet training, ADR training and Fire Marshall training.