We asked Apprentice Project Manager, Toby Martyn, about his experience so far…
Q: What type of apprenticeship are you undertaking, and when did you start?
A: I am studying a HNC Level 4 at Bridgwater & Taunton college as an Apprentice Project Manager for TCi, based at Hinkley Point C Nuclear New Build project. I started in August 2021.
Q: Why did you choose to undertake and apprenticeship?
A: Before choosing to complete an apprenticeship with TCi, I was going to study Project management at university. After much thought and consideration I decided that university wasn’t the correct path for me and that to be successful I would need to gain as much valuable experience as possible. This is when I started to apply for degree apprenticeships with some of the UK’s top construction companies. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to receive an offer to work from TCi to support their operations at Hinkley Point C. This was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge in the construction industry by developing skills on site and studying, while earning money at the same time!
Q: How does your apprenticeship benefit the client?
A: By being on site at the same time as learning, I have been able to start building and improving my relationships with contractors and clients, directly contributing to the collaborative spirit of the project and hopefully being part of the positive culture and growing skills pool for several years to come.
Q: How has the apprenticeship opportunity benefitted your career path?
A: Being given the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship with TCi has instantly enabled me to be a part of multi-million pound projects such as Hinkley Point C. This apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to step into construction while getting a feel for different job roles and responsibilities that I didn’t know existed!
Q: How does the learning contribute to your daily work for TCi?
A: The balance of working and learning has quickly improved my knowledge in the construction industry. I am not only learning about the practical side of the industry I am also learning how to talk to client, present documents and conduct meetings.
Q: What is the plan for when you complete your apprenticeship?
A: The plan after the apprenticeship is to play a bigger role in the delivery of larger projects by assisting the project managers. I will also want to continue my professional development by gaining more qualifications.
Toby is one of several apprentices who have recently joined TCi, adding to a success story that has been developing over many years. You can find out more about TCi’s approach to employing apprentices here.
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