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Lister Communications – apprentices and opportunities

PUBLISHED: 21:55 28 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:40 20 February 2013

Lister Communications – apprentices and opportunities

Lister Communications – apprentices and opportunities

Still family owned and based in Stonehouse, Listers shares a common interest to many multi-national companies by taking on apprentices; deciding not to stop at one but to take on six.

Lister Communications
apprentices and opportunities

From a small family-owned business, Lister Communications has flourished into one of the most prominent telecommunications companies in Gloucestershire. Still family owned and based in Stonehouse, Listers shares a common interest to many multi-national companies by taking on apprentices; deciding not to stop at one but to take on six.

The business-to-business telecommunications has taken on three customer-service apprentices and three sales apprentices for the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Challenge, as well as one placement student from Bournemouth University and, at present, a young lady from Thomas Keble Secondary School completing a weeks work experience.

Director Jim Clapham said: We were looking to provide our staff with more sales and customer service skills training and didn't know sales apprenticeships existed. Gloucestershire College came to us and explained the apprenticeships to us; we thought it was a great way forward. It helps the staff learn on the job and gives them a lot more to work towards. So now we have six apprentices at Lister Communications!

Listers now employs 30 members of staff and is backing the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Challenge, which is run by GFirst, the company that drives Gloucestershires Local Enterprise Partnership as well as in collaboration with other colleges in the county.

All six apprentices train in house and have an assessor from Gloucestershire College that visits regularly to check on their progress. Lister Communications commits much time in training their employees to the high standard their clients would expect - despite the hiring process being relatively straight forward and guided by the College.

Nadine Howlett, 24, from Stonehouse, is doing a customer service apprenticeship at Lister Communications.

She said: I wanted to do an apprenticeship to give me more confidence in customer service. In customer service you are the first port of call for everything.

I would definitely recommend apprenticeships to other people. It is a great confidence boost. A lot of people just do their job but when you are learning with it, it helps you gain confidenceand new ideas.

Fellow apprentice Tom Hann, 24, from Quedgeley, who is doing a sales apprenticeship, has previously worked in sales but says the apprenticeship gives him something else to work for.

Ted Waddell, 20, from Cirencester, is taking a year from his degree to do an Internship at Lister Communications.

He said: Working with Listers has given me an opportunity to put what I have spent two years studying into practice. They have given me a lot of perspective into the company, even after such a small amount of time being there, and show me all of the necessary parts that keep such a successful and respected company running.

Lister Communications are currently looking to recruit a new field sales representative and an office administration assistant, more details of which can be found on the careers page of the company website: www.lister-communications.co.uk or call 01453 829200.


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