Technology solutions business My Clever Group (MCG) has handed permanent jobs to three apprentices who successfully completed an in-house training scheme.
The company – which has offices in Stoke-on-Trent and in Manchester – set-up the Clever Academy in 2019 to help young people to develop the skills and confidence needed for a successful career in technology.
Four apprentices joined the scheme as software developers 15 months ago, now three have secured full-time positions with the business.
The fourth is expected to join the company in March.
Gareth Mobley, executive chairman of MCG, said: “We’re really proud of our first cohort as they graduate. Their attitude, newly developed skills and energy have without a question made a mark on the business and its future, and we’re all very excited to see how their journeys with MCG continue to unfold.
“As we virtually celebrate their achievements, it’s apparent that continued investment in young talent is crucial in order to grow an agile business. Our culture champions adaptability and new ways of thinking, that’s why the Clever Academy offers ongoing training and development, and focuses on building the individual’s long-term success.”
The new recruits are Nathaniel Adams, who has been appointed as a junior site reliability engineer, Declan Melbourne, junior back end engineer and Callum Newman Scott, trainee IT support.
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Callum said: “During my time at MCG I’ve gained not only technical skills, but valuable life lessons and work practices providing me with a very solid base to build my career in tech.
“I would massively encourage any young person to apply for an MCG apprenticeship as you’re encouraged to improve your skills and be part of a fantastic team.”
Declan said: “I found the programme absolutely fantastic throughout, the support from MCG has been phenomenal and I’ve learned so much over the year. Since graduating, I have even more motivation and hunger to get better and grow as a junior. I’m extremely excited for the future.”
Nathaniel added: “The programme has taught us to not only learn for the purpose of personal growth but also giving back to a company that gave us a fantastic opportunity to start a career in a vast, deep, and ever-growing industry.”