Aico understand the importance of engagement with schools and we show continued commitment to supporting education.
We offer our Centre of Excellence facilities at no charge to local schools and colleges to run various educational sessions and Enterprise Programmes. As well as our Expert Installer training scheme for electrical contractors and apprentices, Aico also offer students of all ages the opportunity to attend Fire Awareness and Safety Sessions at our Centre of Excellence, providing expert training in fire hazard awareness within the home and the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Aico show continued support to schools with student work experience programmes. The programme involves students working alongside staff in various departments, to enable them to experience all aspects of a busy office working environment. Our aim is to encourage students to interact and gain experience by being involved in activities and projects during their placements.
Our staff are willing to take time out of their normal working day to participate in educational sessions such as school careers fairs, apprenticeship events and classroom engagement sessions.
We are currently focusing on supporting local schools by offering students career guidance. Focusing on awareness of how a successful business operates, staff from various departments can give advice and share their career experiences to assist students with their future career choices.
Aico’s Apprenticeship Programme, launched in 2018 has been a huge success, five young apprentices have started their employment within various departments and we now have a further two existing employees who are upskilling via an apprenticeship.
We see apprenticeships as an investment in the future of Shropshire as well as providing excellent career opportunities to local young people.