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Phil Watts – Digital Design Manager for Virtus

“In support of National Apprenticeship week, I have the pleasure of introducing our BIM Co-ordination & Management apprentice, Ryan Williams. Since joining, Ryan has been instrumental in developing our highly valued BIM strategy and has paved the way to gaining our ISO 19650 accreditation. Furthermore, Ryan has also perfected 3D technical and visual, digital construction and animation methods, some of which feature in our current projects but will available as a standalone service in the coming weeks. 

Having people like Ryan on board ensures we maintain a modern way of thinking. Its been very satisfying supporting Ryan and seeing the great things he has already achieved since he joined the business”.

Ryan Williams – BIM Co-ordination and Management Apprentice

“Since beginning my apprenticeship I have gained vast amounts of exposure and experience on major projects, from being part of an operations & delivery team on site, to now a BIM & Design role in an office.

To supplement my development in BIM, I am studying a part time degree apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship (DTSP) at Coventry University. The advanced computing and programming skills I am learning, are helping to develop bespoke and tailor fitted solutions to improve standards of design development, and information management for business operations in Virtus,  all in line with the businesses ISO19650 targets.

For me joining an innovative company such as Virtus, who are market leaders in Temporary Traffic Management Design was a no-brainer, the company is forward thinking, adaptive and unafraid to step into the unknown with strong buy-in from the senior leadership. These to me are just some of the many major stand-out qualities of the company, which is something shown by the entire workforce on a daily basis, seriously from a BIM perspective you really could not ask for more!

The opportunity to be a part of and assist this movement whilst continuing part time study, really does highlight yet another prime advantage of pursuing apprenticeships for all people in early stages of their careers, in my opinion it really is an excellent method of learning & developing whilst working full time - particularly for those who are more left-field in how they wish to carry out their academic & professional development”.

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