Published on: 8th February 2024   |   Ellie Hall

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: Investing in Our People

As National Apprenticeship Week rolls around, we’re eager to highlight the pivotal role apprenticeships play in shaping the future of our workforce. For us at Universal Networks, the essence of this week lies in our commitment to nurturing talent from within and empowering individuals to reach their full potential. We truly believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and by supporting their professional growth and development, we not only invest in them, but also enrich our collective capabilities to better serve our customers.

We take immense pride in our employees and are thrilled to shine a light on two specific individuals who have recently begun their Apprenticeship programs. As they immerse themselves in these educational experiences, we are committed to supporting them every step of the way.


Danny’s journey with us began in August 2022 when he joined our team as a Fibre Optic Technician, armed with nothing but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Despite being an industry novice, Danny wasted no time in hitting the ground running, demonstrating a remarkable blend of initiative and adaptability. His fresh perspective and eagerness to soak up new knowledge have been nothing short of inspiring.

Now, as Danny takes his next step forward, he’s embarked on the Improvement Technician Level 4 apprenticeship program. We couldn’t be more excited to accompany him on this journey of growth and development. With his passion for learning and dedication to excellence, we’re confident that Danny will not only excel in his apprenticeship but also contribute significantly to our team’s success.


In November 2022, Nathan stepped through our doors to join the team as another novice Fibre Optic Technician, entering the world of fibre optic and copper cabling with enthusiasm and drive. Bringing a quiet determination and eagerness to make the most of every opportunity, Nathan has quickly earned the respect of his colleagues and supervisors alike.

Nathan recently began his Lean Manufacturing apprenticeship program, seizing the opportunity to broaden his skills, knowledge and expertise even further. With his strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to personal and professional growth, we have every confidence that Nathan will make significant contributions to our team throughout his apprenticeship journey and beyond. The future is bright, and we’re excited to see where this journey takes us together.

As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, join us in carrying forward the spirit of empowerment, growth, and investment in our workforce. By championing the journeys of individuals like Danny and Nathan, we reaffirm our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering innovation. Together, we will continue to shape a future filled with endless possibilities for our colleagues, our customers, and our communities.

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