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Expanding Apprenticeship Academy

Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that it has appointed two new apprentices in February to join its growing Apprenticeship Academy. Another is expected to follow later in the month.

This news comes on the day when Priti Patel MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Nick de Bois MP for Enfield North, visits Kelvin Hughes to welcome the announcement that a local business is expanding its apprenticeship scheme.

Left to Right: Nick De Bois, Abbie Vivers, Priti Patel, Christian Zissimou, Russell Gould, Laurence Shepley

Kelvin Hughes has taken great care to select the right people for its Apprenticeship Academy and to bring new aspiring young people into the Company. The aim is for the apprentices to build a long term career within Kelvin Hughes.

The two new Apprentices will be working in the Surveillance and Security Systems Division which designs and manufactures advanced radar equipment for navies, coastal surveillance agencies and a range of security applications.

Mr Christian Zissimou is on a 2 year apprenticeship that will lead to the position of Marketing Assistant and will be studying at HRC (Hertford Regional College) one day a week for Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Marketing in year 1 followed by a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Marketing in year 2. The work-based element is directly applicable to the qualification.

Christian commented:
“I was very lucky to have the opportunity of an apprenticeship at Kelvin Hughes. I feel this is the perfect way to start my career.”

Mr Laurence Shepley started as Technical Publication Apprentice and is on a 2 year apprenticeship studying a Diploma in Business Administration at HRC.

Laurence commented:
“I am proud to be part of what is to my mind a fantastic company. My desire to succeed and to grow within Kelvin Hughes is second to none. On my arrival to Kelvin Hughes I knew that I had to grasp with two hands what is an amazing opportunity in a technical publications role.”

Priti Patel MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury commented:
“It’s great news that Kelvin Hughes is expanding its apprenticeship scheme and giving more people the opportunity to get a real job with training. They will join the 2.1 million people who have already started an apprenticeship since 2010."

“Apprenticeships are good for business, helping employers to develop the skilled workforce that they need to grow and compete. That’s why we are committed to increasing the number of apprenticeships further still, as part of the government’s long term economic plan.”

Kelvin Hughes’ Chief Executive, Russell Gould, commented:
“We have apprentices recruited back in the 70s and 80s that are still with the company and have since moved into senior roles. They include myself along with William Wallis (Grandson of Barns Wallis) Head of Technical Publications and Frank Fischer - Radar Analysis and Systems Trials Group Leader. Many of the apprentices we recruited 20 years ago are still with the Company today.”

Kelvin Hughes’ Human Resources Manager, Margaret Bundy, commented:
“Kelvin Hughes has 4 more Apprenticeship positions currently available for their ChartCo Division which is the world’s largest supplier of navigational charts and maritime navigation information.”

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