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At the St Albans-based installation company Amthal Fire & Security, the third generation of the Allam family has joined the business under the company’s apprenticeship scheme. Luke Allam, son of founder and Operations Director John Allam, has started as an Apprentice Engineer (pictured).
Says Luke: “Amthal has always been part of my life, and when the opportunity of work experience was presented, I grasped the chance to see what it was ‘all about,’ and understand the commitment of the Allam family to the business. It was clear to see and I had a great time working in such a positive environment that I wanted to stay and learn more, which the apprenticeship scheme now provides.”
The Level 3 Apprenticeship course in Fire Emergency, and Security Systems sees JTL Training college based classroom learning and ‘on the job’ training, mentored by Amthal engineers. All works and progress are monitored externally. Luke will be shadowing the company’s services, learning about design, installation and monitoring of intruder alarms, CCTV, access control and fire systems for residential and commercial use.
John Allam adds: “Naturally I’m delighted and very proud to welcome Luke on board as the next generation ‘Allam’ joining our family business. Luke joining was his decision and commitment to Amthal after doing work experience in the summer. We see as parents and as a company supporter of apprenticeships, there has been a significant change in attitudes towards vocational learning. This is reflected in the number of young people that are now choosing to go down this route as their ‘first choice’. Luke was determined from the outset and already making his own mark and identity on our engineering team.”