Work experience opportunities for EU apprentices
Two German apprentice students have taken part in a four-week work experience programme with us to gain experience of the heating and building services industry from the UK’s perspective.
The objective of visiting BSW was also to allow interaction with BSW’s experienced field engineers and expand the apprentices’ own knowledge and experience.
Our operations director Troy Bellière said: “The work experience proved a resounding success, both for us and the apprentices, while the apprentices learnt the way we work at BSW, its services and operation, our staff picked up ideas from them and got to see the industry from a fresh viewpoint.”
“It also provided for a cultural exchange, diversifying BSW’s workplace and helping us to understand the way our German counterparts operate.”
Philipp Kühnhöfer and Adrian Hauber were invited to the UK as part of the Baden Württemberg Scholarship Board’s work experience programme, which provides opportunities to work abroad for young Germans in a variety of industries.
The work experience scheme allows the company to pass on its understanding of the industry and instill the drive to deliver high-quality services.
Speaking of his time at BSW, 19-year old Philipp Kühnhöfer said: “Working with BSW was great; the team was friendly and helpful and I learnt a lot. The experience aided me to enhance my skills by getting hands on experience. It also allowed me to improve my English!”
For the first part of the visit, Philipp and Adrian were involved in domestic heating installations working hands-on alongside experienced BSW fitters and Service Engineers.
In the second half of their stay the apprentices worked with a commercial installation team at a school in Horsham, West Sussex, helping to replace over 2500 metres of pipework and 180 radiators.
For more information in regards to work experience opportunities at BSW, please contact us at 01444 831 138.