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It's National Apprenticeship Week

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is 'skills for life', considering how apprenticeships can give young people the skills to go forward into a rewarding career

Though the engineering industry has been experiencing a decline in fresh talent over recent years, this is beginning to change. The industry gives young people a chance to be innovative and develop many transferable skills.

Through Corporate Real Estate’s (CRE) engagement with Jaguar, we have welcomed a number of apprentices over the past few years, including Alfie Webb and Victoria Volovik, who have both been working towards their EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification.

Victoria Volovik

Victoria Volovik is one of three female apprentices to join Jaguar and is in fact the first female engineering apprentice to work here at Lloyd’s.

Starting in July 2022, Victoria has been part of many key events held in the building including; the ceremony reflecting on the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking the accession of His Majesty King Charles III, Remembrance Service as well as three building shutdowns.

Victoria has been keen to get involved in all aspects of the role and assisting, when possible, during the shutdown works themselves under the watchful eye of Andrew Harris and Andrew Henderson.

“I’ve been at Lloyd’s for 6 months and during this time I’ve had the opportunity to work with and meet many of the Lloyd’s and service provider staff, all have their own uniqueness which makes the building like no other.”
Victoria Volovik
Alfie Webb

Alfie Webb joined Jaguar Building Services in 2018 and moved to the Lloyd’s contract in October 2019.

Alfie was involved in 21 of the 23 LV Shutdowns during 2020 and 2021. Having just come to the end of his apprenticeship and successfully passed his EAL qualification, he has now been appointed a permanent role at Lloyd’s as part of the Engineering team.Alfie was also instrumental in setting up our on-site apprentice training room with the support of Mike Hayes and Lloyd’s CRE, which will hopefully benefit many more apprentices working towards their goals at Lloyd’s.

"During the three and a half years I’ve been working at Lloyd’s, I have been involved in projects and tasks that have helped build my confidence and experience that my job role requires. This has ranged from putting up Perspex screens during Covid to the removal and reinstatement of the LV switch gear. I’m grateful for the opportunities Lloyd’s has given me and for everyone that has got me to where I am today. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Alfie Webb
Victoria and Alfie

Victoria and Alfie

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