As a growing company Optyma’s senior management team set themselves a goal to provide apprenticeship work opportunities for school leavers looking to embark on a career within the electronic security industry. Optyma embraced two apprenticeship schemes – the first was for apprentice engineers and the second was for business and administration apprentices.

Apprentice Engineers

The initial tranche of apprentice engineers joined the company in October 2012, and were enrolled upon the City and Guilds intermediate 1853 NVQ Level L2 apprentice course. The initial course finished in 2014 and Apprentice Deeds were issued in early 2015. Some of these apprentices have since progressed on to the NVQL3 Advance 1853 NVQ Level 3 Course, whilst others have elected for a blended learning training route. To date Optyma have sent a further six apprentices on two separate taken on twelve (12) apprentice engineers of which six (6) apprentices.

Since the initial course Optyma have enrolled apprentices on two City and Guilds intermediate 1853 NVQ Level L2 apprentice courses. These apprentices are at different stages of development.

Business and Administrative Apprentices

In 2013 Optyma enrolled an administrative apprentice onto the Intermediate Level Business and Administration Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship was successfully completed in December 2014 when the L2 Apprentice Deed was awarded. This apprentice has since progressed onto the NVQL3 Business and Administration Apprenticeship.

Optyma have continued to enrol a second administrative apprentice onto the same level 2 course.

Those who completed the apprenticeship now hold permanent positions with Optyma.