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TCi trio are picking up skills for world of work

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

  • SKILLS: Jack Popham with CAD manager Michael Hillis.

  • PLANS: Connor McMenamin.

  • TEAM: Kat Keenan with sales manager Darren Jeffery and managing director Adrian Sealey.

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JACK Popham is a CAD design apprentice at TCi. He has worked on large projects at Heathrow Airport and Battersea Power Plant and understands the needs of clients.

TCi is able to offer him experience in up-to-date CAD software as well as training in the leading BIM software in architecture and design.

Jack said: "My apprenticeship with TCi has rapidly improved my understanding of the construction industry and with the guidance of Michael and Jemma I have enhanced my design skills by using CAD programs such as Revit, AutoCAD and Arcon.

"I have been going to college one day a week studying architecture and the built environment. This blends in well with my apprenticeship."

Connor McMenamin is a carpentry apprentice at TCi. He has worked with different trades, giving him an understanding of different aspects of the fit-out/construction. He is getting experience on the new Wetherspoons build in Ilfracombe. He will be working with some of the best tradesman in the area on the award-winning design and build project.

Connor said: "My position at TCi enables me to learn all different aspects of working on construction sites and in commercial fit-out environments. I pick up different skills on a daily basis from the different trades that I work with."

Kat Keenan is a sales and marketing apprentice at TCi. She is learning how to put together quotes, working on her skills on the telephone and learning about the various products the company offers.

Kat said: "My position is helping me understand how to put what I learn at college into practice at TCi and learning from Adrian and Darren's sales experience gives me further understanding."

All three joined TCi over the past year. Jack and Kat attend Petroc one day a week, Connor attends training as required.

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