Birmingham Assay Office toasts Apprenticeship Week

The Birmingham Assay Office is supporting National Apprenticeship Week.

Talents from HR to laser hallmarking given platform to shine.

The Assay Office Birmingham is supporting National Apprenticeship Week by giving its five apprentices the chance to have their say on training, learning new skills and developing their talents.

The Assay Office currently employs five apprentices undertaking training in a range of disciplines from business administration to laboratory chemical testing and laser hallmarking.

Apprentice laboratory technician Liam Gibbs has been in his role since November 2014, commenting: “Having an opportunity to learn hands on skills in chemical testing is amazing. One of the main parts of my job is to help carry out tests for Cadmium and Lead in products that come in for testing which is something I find very interesting."

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Demi Beddow, who also recently started working in the laboratory with Gibbs as an apprentice laboratory technician added: "Carrying out the role and being able to go to Sixth Form College enables me to develop more knowledge about what I am doing within the workplace. I am learning a wide variety of skills from different members of the team."

The Assay Office also employs Charlotte Higgins as an HR apprentice and Dylan Brush, working as a laser hallmarking apprentice. Lastly, Joshua Jones will be completing 12 months in his role as marketing administration apprentice at the end of this week.

He commented: “I enjoy coming into work each day and learning lots of new things. My position holds a lot of responsibility as I look after the growing range of training courses and general public silver collection visits that AnchorCert Academy provides within Assay Office Birmingham. The role is challenging and every day is different, but I wouldn’t change it for the world."

National Apprenticeship Week takes place from March 9 to 13. 

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