Reseller Altodigital has joined the flurry of channel companies putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to training, and launched an apprenticeship scheme.
Pictured left to right are the company's first six apprentices, hailing from across England: Andy Priestley, 17 (Leeds); Ben King, 17 (Leeds); Jake Williams, 20 (West Midlands); Ben Jones, 17 (West Midlands); Olawale Lawal, 20 (London); and James Boylan, 18 (London).
Darrell Polden, service director at Altodigital, said the scheme is being run in partnership with global industry association CompTIA and is aimed at young people aged 16 to 24. Those who complete their apprenticeship will be fully qualified and set for a career as print-hardware engineers.
"The scheme will see graduates gaining PDI+, A+ and N+ qualifications, as well as invaluable skills and experience working with major firms such as Sharp, HP, Kyocera, Lexmark and Ricoh," he said.
After 12 months the apprentices' skills and knowledge will be tested and reviewed, after which they may undertake a second year. They could end up in roles such as technical support, field services or even sales.
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