SA1 are happy to announce we have a new Apprentice! Danny Hand joined SA1 at the end of August, but originally reached out to SA1 at the beginning of March while he was still studying his GCSE’s in Bishop Vaughan Catholic School. Danny introduced himself to SA1 as he was seeking an IT apprenticeship and thought that SA1 would be the perfect company for him. It was his confidence and grown up nature that appealed to SA1, Steve Lawrence, helpdesk team leader commented,
“At the age of 16 many people don’t know what they want to do with their lives, so we were refreshed by the confidence and grown up manner that Danny possessed. His enthusiasm and ambition stood out when we met and we were happy to set up an apprenticeship for him.”
SA1 has always been a big supporter of IT Apprenticeships and has had many apprentices over the years through Swansea ITec. Matthew Daniel, helpdesk team manager stated,
“When Danny reached out to us we did not currently have an active apprentice which is uncommon for us. As an organisation, we believe strongly in the Apprenticeship Scheme and believe that hands on experience and training is very beneficial to those seeking a career in IT. Danny contacted us at the right time and made our search for our next apprentice much easier!”
Since joining SA1 Danny has fitted in well within the organisation and has become a valued member of the team, Simon Ahearne SA1 manager director commented,
“Danny has proved himself since joining SA1. We believe in giving our apprentices all different levels of tasks, as well as providing them with experience supporting different teams within the organisation and Danny has never shied away from the task at hand. I look forward to watching him grow and develop his skills as an IT Engineer.”
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