The possibilities are endless for Vital Human Resources Apprentice of the Year 2014

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Christopher Brierley was named Apprentice of the Year 2014 for Vital Human Resources following the successful completion of his rail apprenticeship, and subsequently embarking on further apprenticeship qualifications that have enabled him to progress to a trainer. We caught up with Chris to find out more about his experience.

Words: Jennifer Morris

What was your apprenticeship in?

My apprenticeship was in rail engineering and track renewals, Level 2.

What have you done in the past year, since completing your apprenticeship?

Since my apprentice I have got a job being a trainee trainer with Morson Vital Training – I am really enjoying it.

What other qualifications have you completed?

I have completed a level 3 award in education and training. I am also quite close to completing my assessors course.

What is your job title now?

Trainee trainer, until I pass my assessors course and get assessed on teaching and assessing someone for myself.
By completing the apprenticeship, what has it meant for your career opportunities?

Completing any apprentice is good to have on your CV – I have gained new skills and qualifications that significantly increase my employability.

Why did you enjoy the apprenticeship?

I enjoyed the apprentice because it was hands on and I knew I would end up with a career at the end of the apprenticeship.

What are your career aspirations now?

My career aspirations now are to be the best I can be today then move up the ranks in the job and end up one day becoming the manager if not higher of a training company.


Cx Jobs

Finishing Operative

Looking for 4 finishing operatives able to install: * plasterboard, * a wraptite membrane * and a sealant strip to the inside of a commercial building in SW London

SPC - Site Person in Charge - Rail Construction

Working on a project to replace sidings and increase the number of roads, a civils gang to support the site manager and construction team to ensure that the daily operation and safety of the site is kept correct and in line with the safe systems of work. At times there will be a requirement to assist the track gang in the planned works on site. The majority of these works is planned for Monday to Friday 07:30 to 15:30Essential* Hold ICI-LU Licence* Hold LU Basic Track Awareness(BTA)* Hold Site Person In Charge (SPC)Desirab;e* Previous Experience in construction projects and the construction environment* Previous Experience in working with machinery and on track vehicles* All trained/Competent in Cat Scanning RD 8000* All trained/Competent in Banksman/Slinging* All trained/Competent in working from height* All trained/Competent in Disc Saw & Concrete Saw cutting* All trained/Competent in Belle Mixers/ Concrete Mixing* All Hand Arm Vibration trained* At least 1 No. First Aider* All fully face fitted staff

Rail Construction

Working on a project to replace sidings and increase the number of roads, a civils gang to support the site manager and construction team to ensure that the daily operation and safety of the site is kept correct and in line with the safe systems of work. At times there will be a requirement to assist the track gang in the planned works on site. The majority of these works is planned for Monday to Friday 07:30 to 15:30Essential* All to Hold ICI-LU Licence* All to Hold LU Basic Track Awareness* Previous Experience in construction projects and the construction environmentDesirable* Previous Experience in working with machinery and on track vehicles* At least 1No. Forklift Operator trained/competent staff* All trained/Competent in Cat Scanning RD 8000* All trained/Competent in Banksman/Slinging* All trained/Competent in working from height* All trained/Competent in Disc Saw & Concrete Saw cutting* All trained/Competent in Belle Mixers/ Concrete Mixing* All Hand Arm Vibration trained* At least 1 No. First Aider* All fully face fitted staff

Storeperson (Rail) - Feltham

Vital are recruiting for a Storeperson - RailLocation: FelthamStart Date: ASAPDuration: 4 months plus min 40 hours a weekRate: £17+ Essential skills and competencies:PTS (ideally)Forklift with counterbalancePrevious stores experience in a rail environmentIdeally signalling based storesMust be within 30 miles of Feltham, London If you think you may be suitable for this role, please email your CV to steve . bradley @vital .uk .com

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