Pointer Welcomes Six New Apprentices This Summer

The apprentices joined the engineering department of Pointer in late July. Their role as an apprentice Fire and Security Engineer will include installing, servicing & maintaining all aspects of security equipment for our customers. They will learn how to adhere to safe working practices and how to properly take instruction. Providing excellent customer service is one of Pointers values, therefore, they will be taught the importance of delivery.

Six apprentices in a row
Our six new apprentices outside of the Pointer Training Suite

Since their employment, they have been learning about health & safety, with lessons on using hand and power tools, stripping cable, soldering, making RJ45 plugs and getting some trunking and conduit practice. The apprentices have also been attaching some Nedap access control equipment to plates that had been made up during previous learning sessions. This involves using the drawings from the system design to lay the controllers out in the correct order.

The apprentices have recently passed their ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) Test. They have also passed their EUSR (Energy & Utility Skills Register) – Water Hygiene Course which allows them to understand the requirements for working on water sites. On-going training will see the apprentices undertake a few different external training courses such as IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), where they will learn how to operate cherry pickers and scissor lifts safely.

Learning and Development Officer, David Buntain states: “I would like to pass on my thanks to the apprentices who have shown real enthusiasm and positive attitudes over the last few weeks, also that I have received excellent feedback from some or our Senior management team on how they we working away well whilst they had been left alone to allow me to go out on site for half a day.”