Leading IT Apprenticeship provider Intequal has held its second ‘Get into IT’ work experience event in association with The Prince’s Trust in the South East and London. The ‘Get into’ programme gives unemployed young people the opportunity to develop vocational skills and experience in a specific sector, in this case IT. The event is a natural fit for Intequal, which already runs successful apprenticeship schemes of its own.
Over the course of three weeks, the Get into IT candidates were provided with the skills required to dismantle, assemble, install and maintain desktop computing systems and given an in-depth introduction to Intequal. Successful completion leads to a recognised City and Guilds qualification of a Level 1 Award in ICT Systems Support.
Jonny Brason, Get into Programme Manager for London and the South East at The Prince’s Trust, says:
“Intequal is a quality partner to Princes Trust. It’s clear that it is good at what it does. Feedback that we get from the students is always very positive. The students find that they are learning and enjoying themselves at the same time.”
Commenting on the event, Phil Howard, Intequal Head of Sales, said:
“This is the second year that Intequal has participated in The Prince’s Trust scheme and we are delighted to continue with additional programmes planned this year. The ‘Get Into IT’ programme provides an excellent introduction to the industry and there’s no doubt that those who attended have gained a real insight into what is involved when you work in the IT sector. Indeed, it could prove to be especially rewarding for candidates as it may lead them on to further training and potentially an Apprenticeship.
“Intequal also works closely with other organisations to provide candidates with the opportunity to join our Apprentice Training Programmes. Apprentices begin their working career by learning all the essential skills required for a role in IT Systems Support. The training provided is essential for their role in a workplace, as well as developing professionalism and a first-class attitude to quality and customer care – standards that are at the heart of our own success as an organisation.”