National Apprenticeship Week – Taylor Salt joins Ntegra

By Ben Carey on 9 February, 2021

Swindon-based technology company Ntegra has welcomed apprentice Taylor Salt to its creative team.

19-year-old Taylor from Marlborough has joined the Ntegra team as an apprentice Creative Designer after completing his studies at Wiltshire College.

He said, “I have always been a practical and visual learner. After a couple of years at college I decided that I wanted to learn and have a role I could contribute to and gain experience from. I did some freelance work while studying and found real life experience is more beneficial for me.

“With Ntegra, every day is exciting and I have already developed my skills as a creative designer further and have obtained a lot of experience while doing so. I have learned how to use a range of new design software and I have been able to practice and gain experience working with clients and presenting ideas and projects to them.”

Katie Bullock, HR Manager at Ntegra, believes apprenticeships form an important element of the company’s recruitment strategy.

She said, “We know from experience that apprentices thrive within our company and often will be extremely loyal to us because we value them so highly. We currently have three apprentices and to be able to recruit Taylor into our team has been of huge benefit to us. He’s embraced our culture and we salute him for being so engaged during the most challenging year any of us have ever faced.” 

As Taylor joins the team, Cormac Dunne from Swindon has just completed his apprenticeship and has stayed on at Ntegra as a Junior Developer. 

Cormac (23) said, “As my technical knowledge has expanded, I’ve been given tasks that challenge me in a positive way, building on what I was taught in the classroom, growing myself professionally and in ways I didn’t expect. I’ve managed to really improve my people skills in working and communicating with clients. The apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to work with and shadow people who have perfected their craft. What could be better than that?”

Ntegra is one of a number of Wiltshire companies marking National Apprenticeship Week (8th – 14th February). This year’s theme is ‘Build the Future’ and hundreds of events are taking place online showing employers and young people the benefits and opportunities apprenticeships can offer.

Ntegra CEO, Andy Langley, said, “If ever we need to ‘Build the Future’, it’s now. This pandemic has had such a negative effect on the young and has made them fear for their future prospects. As a Swindon employer we’re proud to demonstrate that we want to nurture and develop young talent.”  For more information about the company visit the Ntegra website

Pictured: Apprentice Creative Designer Taylor Salt