Meet Julie Purdie, Apprenticeship Programme Manager for Engineering and Construction at Hart Learning & Development. Julie is responsible for supporting the delivery staff and apprentices on our engineering, electrical, carpentry, property maintenance, motor trades, and gas engineering programmes, helping them build the skills they need for career success.
Find out more about Julie’s Hart Learning & Development experience in her interview:
What inspired you to pursue a role working with apprenticeship programmes?
“I’ve been working within apprenticeships for the past 20 years, from delivery to management.
“I’m passionate about promoting training within industries to support companies to grow a dedicated and loyal team of employees. Apprenticeships enable companies to grow from within and build a workforce that meets their individual needs, with training customised for each organisation to create a bespoke programme. Above all, apprenticeships help employers create an environment of committed employees who have opportunities to progress internally and avoids creating a culture of permanently looking for opportunities elsewhere.”
What do you enjoy the most about working with Hart Learning & Development?
“I love the atmosphere of HL+D, everyone works together to help our learners achieve their goals. It’s always great to watch the learners progressing in their training and learning new things, which they can then take to their work environment to progress and excel there too.
“One of my highlights of working with HL+D is when I’m working with past apprentices who have achieved their goals and have started their own business, and now they’re looking for their own apprentices to join them. To me, that really just epitomises what apprenticeships are all about, learning core knowledge and skills and then applying them to the industry.”
What makes engineering and construction apprenticeships with HL+D stand out to learners and employers?
“The Engineering and Construction team are all committed to inspiring learners to achieve in their chosen trades. They work hard together, supporting each other and sharing good practice which, in turn, creates a good learning environment for apprentices. Our team have a wealth of knowledge, and there’s a lot of opportunities to share experiences, but most importantly we all enjoy delivering fun experiences for learners.”
If you could give one piece of advice to an employer who is thinking of starting their apprenticeship journey with HL+D, what would it be?
“We’re here to help you get the best results from your apprenticeship and to help make a real difference to your company’s culture and to help your business meet your goals. Our team want you to succeed, and we’re here to help you on that journey.”
To find out more about how an apprenticeship can support your business, please visit: www.hartld.co.uk/DevelopYourTalent
Thanks for your message! You can expect to hear from us soon.