Ivan Makes A Flying Start – Ivan Ivanovich becomes K10’s First Shared Apprentice

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Age: 20

Trade: Assistant Site Manager

Apprenticeship: Level 4 Project Management

Host Contractor: Balfour Beatty

Home Borough: Hounslow

Background: Ivan, one of our first shared apprentices with Heathrow Academy, was studying Electrical Engineering and Construction Multi Skills at college before joining K10.

Ivan, one of our first shared apprentices with Heathrow Academy, was studying Electrical Engineering and Construction Multi Skills at college before joining K10 Apprenticeships. Upon completion of his studies, Ivan jumped straight into job hunting. Ivan had an urge to be productive with his life and didn’t want to waste any time. University never seemed to be an option for him. Ivan eventually got a job working in a Warehouse, but it was not something that he enjoyed. From the very beginning, he wanted to be on site and working towards leading a project.  Whilst he was in college, he struggled with the process of applying for jobs. He eventually came into contact with K10, who he has been very impressed with so far.  He initially came in for an alternative role, but during his interview he displayed skills that the K10 team believed would fit the Project Management role that we had received from Balfour Beatty on their project T1 Baggage Project at Heathrow Airport.

Of his time on site so far Ivan said. “I’ve been given a lot of trust on site, which I really like. I’m not treated like a child, I’m treated like an adult and given the responsibility to make decisions” This is exactly what Ivan was looking for. “The site are very helpful when it comes to helping me get familiarised with the project and picking things up.”

He was also very positive about how the K10 team have helped him at the beginning of his apprenticeship. “K10 are very different to other companies that I have approached to find work. They treat you with respect, and they check up on you throughout your apprenticeship”

Ivan will be starting his Level 4 Project Management course in January, which he will be studying with Moreskills at the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy.

Ivan’s Site Manager Conor Taggart from Balfour Beatty  – “Ivan has been very enthusiastic about joining the Balfour Beatty T1 COOG team thus far. He’s been given basic tasks to get him familiar with the project and the world of Balfour Beatty. Some of these tasks include updating documents, giving inductions/toolbox talks and general site checks. Ivan has come in under the site team Eric Jamieson, Joe Martin and myself. Each of these managers are giving and teaching Ivan to complete and carry out tasks on a daily basis. He’s shown a general interest into the project and seems to be enjoying his time on site where he can visually see construction occurring.

 

 

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