Greetings from The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, Westminster, London at the Roundtable event hosted by InfoComm International®.
With the UK government having extended its apprenticeship initiative until March 2014, InfoComm took the opportunity to make apprenticeships the main topic of the event, and it was well received by 30 of the UK audiovisual industry’s finest. The guest speaker was Garry Chapman, Business Development Manager, National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) presented Apprenticeships in the UK – What You Need to Know.
“As a new member, I found the event very informative and a useful networking forum,”says new InfoComm member Steve Binder, Head of Sales at technical services provider Qcom. “We have a number of engineers in the field and we are passionate about investing in our people. Apprenticeships is something we definitely want to explore further.”
Several case studies were presented by AV companies who have already taken up apprentice schemes with fantastic business results. Focus 21 Visual Communications Limited successfully integrates apprenticeships into their business in the areas of IT, engineering, sales, service and maintenance as well as within their technical installation teams. “I would recommend the apprenticeship scheme to any young person who is well driven and is interested in kick starting a successful career into a great industry,” says George Tilby, Apprentice at Focus 21 Visual Communications Limited.
The event was sponsored by Cisco.