Tunstall apprentices start work with technology solutions provider

By Jo Makosinski 25-Jan-2023

Tunstall Healthcare celebrates after five members of its first-ever field services apprenticeship cohort accept full-time roles with the firm

The five apprentices have accepted full-time roles after three years training with Tunstall Healthcare

The five apprentices have accepted full-time roles after three years training with Tunstall Healthcare

Five members of Tunstall Healthcare’s first field services apprenticeship scheme have accepted full-time roles within the company.

The programme was set up to offer specialist training in the maintenance and repair of technology-enabled care systems and associated solutions such as access control and emergency lighting, investing in the next generation of the workforce.

Over the course of the last three years, the apprentices have been able to fully immerse themselves in the day-to-day of life at Tunstall and meet the strict criteria required of field service engineers at the firm. 

The course included a mix of college-based learning and field work, along with a mentorship programme with fully-qualified engineers.

The apprentices have also all spent time within various departments in the business, as well as receiving formal training on Tunstall’s product portfolio. 

Mark Moorcroft, one of Tunstall’s first field service apprentices, said of the programme: “I have loved training alongside other engineers and getting to know the team as a whole.

“Everyone at Tunstall has ensured that the apprentices have had comprehensive mentoring throughout the programme, helping us settle in and feel really welcome.

“The best part for me is seeing how thankful the end user is for the service we provide. It makes it all worth it.”

Following the success of the apprenticeship scheme, the firm has already advanced plans for a further intake later this year.

Gavin Bashar, UK and Ireland managing director at Tunstall, said: “We have rigorous training and testing processes for all our positions, and these new field service engineers are no exception.

“We are thrilled to offer our apprenticeship cohort full-time roles with the firm, and even more excited that they have all accepted. 

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“This new programme has been a huge success for us, and we’re looking forward to offering the programme again as we open the recruitment process for more field service apprentices.”