LAA Apprentices

ATC have been strong supporters of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) since its launch in September 2018. As Alan said before, “we put a great emphasis on carving out careers for our employees here in ATC, not just a job. For this reason, the apprenticeship programme is a welcomed addition to our business, and we are committed to nurturing our participants with the highest standard of training to ensure the best possible outcome.”

This year we are delighted to welcome our latest recruit to join the programme, Jeffrey Boyle pictured above with Ryan Webster, who is commencing the second and final year of his apprenticeship with us now.

We see the programme as a perfect entry point into our industry, and an excellent opportunity for young apprentices to both upskill and gain a 3rd level academic qualification which is a launch pad for further career development.

To us, the blended learning approach of the LAA programme makes complete sense, as we see our apprentices gain valuable work experience on the job while learning the theory behind industry practices in a classroom environment. The programme also provides a great foundation to promote the logistics industry to a new generation.

We are very proud to support this industry-leading initiative, with our management sitting on the programme consortium and we look forward to its continued success.  Huge thanks to both TU Dublin and FTA Ireland for making this happen and providing a career development path for the future leaders of our industry.

Before I go, here are a couple of the benefits that are to be gained from participating in an apprenticeship programme:

  • They combine practical on the job training with formal classes for learning.
  • There is an agreed contract in place between the employer and the apprentice.
  • The apprentice gets paid while they learn.
  • Candidates are training for a specific role that they will receive a recognised qualification for at the end of the programme.

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