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MPQC Welcomes Two New Apprentices Olivia & De-Andre



Mineral Products Qualification Council (MPQC), has welcomed two new apprentices to the team!

The not for profit membership organisation has taken on two new team members to assist the MP Skills and the Shared Services arms of the business with a diverse range of undertakings.

Joining the MP Skills team is Olivia Keats who will be taking on the role of
Sales and Marketing apprentice. The role will see Olivia assisting the Sales Manager and
Business Development Coordinator, with a multitude of tasks involved with the selling/promotion of the various training courses and vocational qualifications on offer to the mineral extractives industry.

I’m looking forward to learning more about the business” said Olivia “I don’t know a great deal about the quarrying or extractives industry so learning more about it and how we all work together, is going to be interesting”.

De-Andre Bailey-Clarke joins the MP Futures team as the Shared Services apprentice. As well as developing a strong working knowledge of MPQC’s bespoke Nexus software, De-Andre will also be supporting the Shared Services function by getting involved with an array of tasks, across the other divisions of the business.

“I’m really excited about joining MPQC and working more closely with everyone” said
De-Andre. “Having finished my GCSE’s last year, I found that the traditional education route wasn’t for me and an apprenticeship was a much better option”.

In addition to acting as a training provider for apprenticeships, MPQC employed two apprentices back in 2018, both of whom are now in full-time roles with the organisation and making great headway in their careers.

The minimum age of an apprentice is 16 but there is no limit as to how old they can be. The apprenticeships they undertake are not just aimed at entry-level employees, but anyone who wants to further their career; or change direction, as long as there is a significant change in role.

For more information on the different types of apprenticeships available through MP Skills check out the website or alternatively, click here: http://www.mpskills.co.uk/apprenticeships/