At Steve Vick International (SVI) developing the talents of their existing team members and gaining new talented people is at the forefront of their strategy. SVI are very proud to share the fantastic steps they are taking to support their people’s professional development.
Steve Vick International has recently on-boarded three new apprentices, all of whom come from the local area and who are carrying out qualifications and on-the-job training.
The apprentices have the chance to gain a wealth of practical skills and academic knowledge, all while earning a competitive wage and achieving a nationally recognised qualification.
SVI have partnered with Wiltshire College to develop their apprenticeship programme and have recruited two new apprentices, Calum Bowler and Laurie Phillips. Both have started their Level 3 Engineering Technician – Technical Support qualification and are getting used to college life two days per week with three days practical experience based on site at their Bradford on Avon headquarters in the development department. SVI are committed to supporting development routes that are right for the individual, the projects and future work they are taking on. The apprenticeship takes four years to complete and will end in summer 2026.
SVI have also partnered with Bath College and have recruited Theo Day who has started his Level 3 Engineering Technician – Mechatronics Maintenance qualification. Theo spends three days at college and two days on-site at SVI headquarters where he is gaining practical experience in our engineering department.
Theo Day, Calum Bowler & Laurie Phillips
As part of the apprenticeship SVI are committed to supporting the apprentices with structured training, reviews and open conversations around career progression.
Louise Clayton, HR Manager, said, “We are committed to helping young people develop careers within utilities engineering. It is important that, as a sector, we continue to invest in the future generation. Providing education, training and employment is beneficial for the people in the areas in which we work, and we strive to have a positive impact on local communities.”
One of the successful candidates, Laurie Phillips, from Trowbridge, commented: “I have been working on the level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship since September, which has given me an insight into what Steve Vick International does. I have enjoyed my apprenticeship so far, it’s great to have a balance between working three days on site and two days in college. I’m looking forward to the next four years of my apprenticeship and for what the future holds once I’ve qualified.”