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Our new joiner

16th September, 2015

At Ice Watch, one of the most vital and valued parts of our company is our team. We're proud to have an efficient and professional workforce who share our commitment to protect businesses throughout the UK against the threats of snow and ice. As well as over 100 operator crews who work to keep more than 400 sites across England, Scotland and Wales operational, we also employ a dedicated team of staff at our head office in Saxmundham. Over the past year, we have won a number of major new contracts, and as a result we've grown our operations and business support teams.

The latest addition to the Ice Watch family is Laura Bailey, who has joined us as a business administration apprentice. It's a role that we're excited about: Laura will support our everyday business administration, and go on to help develop our social media strategy, something which is fast becoming a cornerstone of every company. As part of the 12-month apprenticeship, Laura will work towards a NVQ Level 2 qualification in business administration.

At Ice Watch, we believe that supporting an apprentice to learn and work is a partnership that benefits everyone concerned.

“Through the apprenticeship programme we have been able to recruit a local young person who already is proving a real asset to the team.” says Andrew Henry, our Sales Manager. “We can train her in the way our company works and support her in developing the skills the company needs going forward.”

We see training and opportunities for development as an important part of keeping our workforce engaged and motivated. For us, recruiting an apprentice was a natural and responsible way to secure and develop new talent within the company.

For Laura, apprenticeships are a useful way to gain real-life experience alongside studying.
“The fact that I am learning on the job — it just makes sense combining the two,” she says.
Laura is excited to start work with us, and is looking forward to everything the next year will bring.
“It's an exciting time to be joining Ice Watch while it is expanding and to be gaining a qualification as well as work experience. It is a good opportunity for me.”

On call 24 hours a day, recruiting a strong workforce is just one of the ways we keep UK businesses safe from harsh winter weather. To find out what we can do for your business, call us on 01728 633900.

Laura our business administration apprentice

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