Joe started his apprenticeship with us at the start of this year (2021) and the programme will run until June 2023.  Working in partnership with Dudley College of Technology, we are providing Joe with an apprenticeship to become a Geospatial Survey Technician. When complete, he will have gained extensive practical surveying experience and a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and Built Environment qualification as part of his apprenticeship. Throughout the apprenticeship, he will be regularly assessed from an academic and practical perspective.

Time out to learn

The apprenticeship is split between working with the team at Powers and studying at college. His academic studying will allow him to learn more detail about how to capture, process, manage, use and quality assure geospatial data. He will also learn about all aspects of surveying, from the technologies used through to health and safety, sustainability, legal and regulatory compliance. Meanwhile, his time with Powers & Tiltman will allow him to put his theory into practice and learn more about some of the surveying challenges from first-hand experience.

Why invest in apprenticeships?

Lucy Powers, Director at Powers explains: “We are delighted to welcome Joe to the team.  In the first few months of working with us he has already settled in well.  One of our senior Surveyors has been assigned to mentor and support him. However, we are all on hand to make sure that he gains the practical experience and support to complement his academic learning.

“Joe is just the latest apprentice we have taken on. The construction sector in general is experiencing a skills gap and we believe that employing apprentices is a great way of bridging that gap and sharing the experience our team has built up over many years.”

Apprentice Joe added: “I really enjoy being part of the team at Powers. My colleagues have so much knowledge and experience to share, and it really helps me put my college learning into context within an actual working environment.”

Outside of work, Joe is from Halewood Village and his interests are sports and games, particularly football and swimming, and music.