Apprentices in Action, presented by the National Apprenticeship Awards and EY, celebrates and recognises how apprentices are contributing to business recovery and highlighting those who have shown their ongoing resilience as we move towards a post-Covid world. Apex's apprentice, Paul Crosby, is proudly one of those recognised.
Paul first began his career with Apex as a Workshop Assistant, providing manual labour assistance to the wider team working at our in-house manufacturing facility. Paul applied to Apex's apprenticeship scheme with the hopes to progress his career, follow his desire to pursue engineering, achieve a qualification and work on a variety of different sites. As a result of the pandemic, Paul had a key role in assisting manufacturing facility staff with rising demand to produce bespoke lift components and spare parts during the early stages of the pandemic as the industry suffered long lead times and delays in outsourcing materials.
Paul officially began his apprenticeship in November 2020 following a delay due to the initial 'lockdown' period incurred as a result of the pandemic in Spring 2020. Following UK Government confirmation that construction sites we able to re-open, Paul began undertaking his NVQ Level 3 in Lift Installation.
Deployed to work on one of our lift modernisation/refurbishment projects taking place throughout London, Greater London, the Southeast and surrounding Home Counties, Paul assists our qualified lift engineers/fitter as a third-hand, completing a variety of lift installation/refurbishment actions that enable him to complete an entry to his NVQ qualification records.
Throughout the pandemic, Paul was expected to travel into work in London, comply with Covid-19 regulations on-site and ensure project delivery to timescale.