24th March 2023

ATM Apprenticeship Focus

ATM is a company that prides itself on investing in its people, and one of the ways we do this is by offering apprenticeships. Our apprentices are an integral part of our team, and we believe that they bring unique perspectives and valuable skills to the table. In this blog, we'll introduce you to Georgia, Sophie, and Lordwin, three of our apprentices, and discuss what life is like at ATM and why our apprentices are so important to us. 

At ATM, we're committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for our apprentices to learn and grow in. Our apprentices have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in their respective fields, gaining hands-on experience and developing their skills. We believe that this approach not only benefits our apprentices but also helps us as a company, as we're able to bring fresh ideas and perspectives into our business. 

We're proud to have Georgia, Sophie, and Lordwin as part of our team. They all bring different backgrounds and experiences, but they share a common goal of building a successful career in their chosen fields. In this blog, they'll share their experiences of working at ATM, what they enjoy about their apprenticeships, and their future career goals.

Firstly, we asked: “Why did you choose your apprenticeship at ATM?”

Georgia – Business Administration Apprentice:

“I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to start my career, I was made aware that there could potentially be further progression routes for me once I finish my apprenticeship with ATM.”

Sophie – Bid Administration Assistant:

"It was local to me, I thought I would try something new, and ATM looked like a very helpful and friendly company to learn with".

Lordwin – IT Apprentice:

“I chose ATM for my apprenticeship because of both the work culture and the opportunity I’ve been provided for learning and future progression. 

During the apprenticeship interview with Anth and Darcy, the way that it was conducted was relaxed but professional at the same time, which made me feel at ease and gave me an idea about the work culture within ATM. I was also encouraged to pursue any specialism that piques my interests within the IT field upon my apprenticeship completion at ATM, and this opportunity seemed feasible to me since there isn’t any IT tech at ATM, thus opening paths to any field I’d like to pursue."

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship and working at ATM?

Georgia – Business Administration Apprentice:

"Working alongside my manager, who always offers support when I need it, I have a good balance between my work and my apprenticeship work. I like that it can be very flexible."

Sophie – Bid Administration Assistant:

"I am always learning new things; one day I am doing my job role, and the next I could be going out to site to visit a job we are tendering or completing work on. As I get a wide range of things to do, it helps me decide where I want to be in the future and any potential job roles I might want to look at. As I am going out to new places, this also helps me understand a lot more about the company, as I wasn’t from a landscaping background."

Lordwin – IT Apprentice:

"During my apprenticeship at ATM, the aspect I enjoyed the most would be the work environment. Being based in Daventry, the environment is an open office, which allows everyone to communicate freely with each other. I enjoyed this setup because it allowed me to build relationships with my colleagues quicker, and I get to join in the banter now and then when I’m not busy."

And lastly…

What are your future goals after completing your apprenticeship?

Georgia – Business Administration Apprentice:

"I enjoy my current role and would be happy to continue; however, I would like to see if there are any other potential opportunities that interest me."

Sophie – Bid Administration Assistant:

“I want to be able to progress within the company.”

Lordwin – IT Apprentice:

"My goals after completing my apprenticeship would be to start specialising as a system administrator and maybe start creating an IT team within ATM. Being the only IT tech, I wish to train myself on every IT aspect of ATM in order to master every issue without the help of our IT supplier. This skill would allow me to progress from being an IT tech into something more specialised like the sys admin role and be able to transfer my knowledge to everyone in ATM and potential new IT techs in the future."

We can’t wait to see everyone’s progress in the coming years.

If you’re interest in joining the ATM team, check out our careers page here.