Apprenticeships at Bostonair

Meet our former apprentices!

Over 95% of our apprentices move into permanent positions after finishing their qualifications with us. Find out what our past apprentices (and current employees) have to say about us and their experience.


Aidan

Apprentice Role:
Administration Apprentice

Current Role:
Deputy Online training Manager and IT Coordinator

Can you tell us a bit about your apprenticeship and how it helped you progress onto your current role?

“I started with Bostonair in August 2014, straight after finishing my A-Levels at Sixth Form. I didn’t exactly know what I wanted when I left college so I decided to look into various apprenticeship schemes. I had a chat with an advisor at East Riding College who mentioned Bostonair and how much of a good reputation the Company had when it came to apprenticeships so they sent over my CV to Bostonair, as well as to another company. The two interviews were polar opposites and I could tell that Bostonair had the proper experience when it came to handling/employing apprentices so it was the clear choice in my mind.

Only weeks into my position I was given the role of coordinating the entire business’ IT, on top of my admin role. This responsibility enabled me to gain project management and other technical skills from an early start – which have greatly assisted in progressing my career here at Boston. I now manage our successful online training business, and still coordinate the IT for our ever-growing Group of companies.”

Any advice for young people looking at taking the apprenticeship route?

Do your research: look for a company with a proven track record of training apprentices; read up on the roles; don’t rush.

Lauryn

Apprentice Role: Administrative Apprentice

Current Role: Quality Assistant and Auditor

Can you tell us about your apprenticeship and how it prepared you for your current role?

“I started working for the company in May 2018 and I chose Bostonair as it stood out to me when looking on job advertising sites. I had a big interest in starting a career within an office based administrative environment and what the company had to offer was intriguing to me.

Whilst working as an apprentice, I developed a vast number of skills, some of these include communication, team working, strategic thinking and problem solving, these skills I can now apply to my current role within the company.

I was fortunate enough to be awarded with the Apprentice of the Year for a small business award in February 2020 for my work as an apprentice within Bostonair which I would say is a big highlight of my career so far. As well as this, I have managed to complete my apprenticeship earlier than expected and find myself a position within our Line Maintenance Quality department which I have found interesting. The apprenticeship prepared me for this by showing me varying communicative methods as well as different ways to maintain documents which I have now been able to apply into the real world through my auditing role.”

Any advice for young people looking at taking the apprenticeship route?

No matter what age, the thought of doing an apprenticeship where you must learn and work alongside each other is daunting.

From personal experience, my best advice would be to always persevere. Keep going until you see the finish line and in the end the results will be very rewarding.

Not only will you be rewarded with a qualification, but you will also have gained the hands on practical experience required in the business sector through your own work as well as through the conversations and lessons taught by your colleagues.

Katie

Apprenticeship role: Administration Apprentice – Aviation & Energy (Business Admin L2)

Current role: Group QHSE Manager

Can you tell us a bit about your apprenticeship and how it helped you progress onto your current role?

It gave me the basic organisational, communication and people skills that have allowed me to progress. Apprenticeships may seem like the ‘easy option’ but you can learn fundamental skills that you’ll always need in any office based role. My apprenticeship at Boston gave me a broad range of experiences across the business that helped me to understand my strengths & weaknesses and what aspect of the business & job role I enjoyed more than others which in turn helped me make the decisions about what I wanted to do with my career.

 Any advice for young people looking at taking the apprenticeship route?

Do as much as you can, take on challenges and don’t turn your nose up at the simple tasks, everything is worthwhile experience and knowledge you can use when you progress through your career.