Apprenticeships and Mentoring.
At Priddy we pride ourselves on the quality of training and support we give to all our apprentices. The apprentices have their own mentor who visits them on a regular basis, this is to ensure they are progressing to their best of their ability, check they are being supported on site or in the office, as well as linking up with their colleges to ensure they are progressing well on their course.
All apprentices also have access to 1:1 mentoring. As we all know life can be stressful at times, both at work and home and these are confidential sessions where the apprentices can speak freely and be truly listened too.
Every apprentice also has a supervisor, the supervisor’s role is to teach the apprentice all the knowledge and skills they will need to become a competent tradesman or engineer. Apprentices will also develop many other skills, such as time management, organisational skills, interpersonal skills, responsibility and self-confidence.
Priddy takes on a large number of work experience placements throughout the year, this gives students the opportunity to see what job opportunities there are within building industry and to give them a real experience of what life is like either within the office or on site. The placements range from one-day a week placement, to 3-week summer placements.
“I chose an apprenticeship as an electrical contracts engineer, as I had always been interested in the construction industry and how buildings are brought to life by electrical services.”
“At school I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do. I spoke to family and friends and as my brother works for Weston Power, he gave me an insight into the industry.”
“I chose to apply for an apprenticeship with Priddy one year ago doing pipe fitting. I have always been interested in it from a young age.”
“In the two years I have learnt so many different skills from the colleagues on-site who are training me.”
“I was keen to work for Priddy as it has a modern, progressive approach towards its overall business objectives.”
“I chose Priddy for my apprenticeship after looking at their website, as I could see that they offer a quality service to their clients.”
“I chose an apprenticeship in the electrical industry because I had completed level 2 and level 3 through college but I couldn’t find any work without site experience.”