Skills for life

Posted on 08 February 2023

This National Apprenticeship Week, we are celebrating our apprentices, managers and the benefits apprenticeships can bring to our workplace. 

Ella Lewis, Gas Engineer Apprentice has been working at Hyde for the last 11 months and is pursuing a Level 3 NVQ with Steve Willis.

Ella said: “My apprenticeship is going great. I’ve had some great mentors who are really good at teaching. I like that fact that I’m learning on the job and developing my skills, while building a career. As I work in customers’ homes, I’m in a different environment every day. No two days are the same, that keeps the job interesting. It never gets boring and I’m always stimulated."

Mark Beves, Gas Trade Supervisor, Ella’s line manager said: “Ella is doing really well, both in college and at work. She works extremely hard and is flying through the apprenticeship programme."

"Ella has skills and knowledge that can be transferred from traditional gas engineering to renewables. She is very ambitious – when it comes to her course work, if it’s not one hundred per cent, she’s not happy. Having her on the team has changed the dynamic."

Read more about Ella's career apprenticeship journey.