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Bang & Olufsen trainee wins Twin Apprentice of the Year 2012 title


Bang & Olufsen trainee wins Twin Apprentice of the Year 2012 title

The competition was founded this year to celebrate the amazing career progress that young people have made after finding apprenticeships through Twin's employment division.

James Markey found his apprenticeship with B&O through Twin after finding it hard to secure a job after leaving college.

Mr Markey said: "When I finished college I couldn't find a job so the job centre referred me to Twin. Twin got me an interview at B&O which was actually the first job interview I had been offered in a year.

"It all happened off the cuff but I thought I would take a chance and its been brilliant so far.

"From the first day I started at B&O I was thrown in at the deep end helping engineers out with installations and repairs, then after a while I was asked to come in dressed in a suit to work in store with customer sales, so it has been the best of both worlds for me.

"The fact that I have been able to try both sides of the business at B&O and work out which I prefer has been a really good feature of my apprenticeship."

Mr Markey added: "In the future I would like to work more with the installation and technical side of things. I never thought that kind of job would suit me but from the moment I started doing it I loved it."

Vitaliy Zaporozhets, Twin Employer Engagement Leader, visited the B&O store in Canary Wharf where James works to present him with the award.

Mr Zaporozhets said:  "I am delighted to present this award to James as his story symbolises the kind of positive training and education that an apprenticeship can offer.

"When James finishes his apprenticeship with B&O I'm sure he will go on to have a very successful career in the audio technology industry."