February 2024

Building a Thriving Company on the Foundation of Apprenticeships

Long before diversity became a buzzword, Osiris was actively recruiting and working with individuals who could be classified as neurodiverse.

Osiris IT likes to consider itself as a testament to innovation, dedication, and the power of apprenticeships. A company which specialises in providing outsourced IT support, was born out of a simple idea: to build an organization on the foundation of individuals with aspirations and skills who didn't fit the conventional educational mould or had grown disillusioned with traditional learning paths, not to mention the financial burden they often carried.

Having worked in large companies with Graduate recruitment policies I wanted to build Osiris by offering an opportunity that combined degree-level training with real-world experience, all while providing a steady income for these ambitious individuals. It all began with just one apprentice, and today, Osiris IT boasts a team of over 20 talented individuals at various levels across the organization.

At Osiris, apprentices aren't just employees; they are valued members of a community where knowledge is cultivated, experience is gained, and careers are forged. The apprenticeship program has been a resounding success, resulting in exceptional staff retention rates and a continuous influx of fresh ideas and perspectives from the courses and other apprentices.

This success has fostered a culture of ongoing development at Osiris. All staff members are encouraged to adopt a lifelong learning approach to their roles. This atmosphere of continuous learning and improvement keeps minds open to new technologies and innovative ways of working, benefiting not only Osiris but also our clients.

One of the key outcomes of Osiris' commitment to apprenticeships is its diversity pledge. Long before diversity became a buzzword, Osiris was actively recruiting and working with individuals who could be classified as neurodiverse. This approach has not only created a more inclusive workplace but also resulted in a richer tapestry of skills and perspectives.

To support this unique way of learning and working, Osiris has its own team of wellbeing and learning gurus. These experts help and support different ways of working and communicating, ensuring that everyone within Osiris can thrive in their roles and make the most out of their careers.

Osiris IT stands as an inspirational example of the tremendous benefits that can be reaped by investing in apprenticeships. I am enthusiastic about sharing experiences and successes with others considering hiring an apprentice, and for good reason. It's a win-win situation that not only builds a strong and dedicated team but also contributes to the growth and success of the entire company.

In conclusion, Osiris IT's journey from a small idea to a thriving IT company built on apprenticeships showcases the incredible potential of individuals when given the right opportunities. Their commitment to fostering a culture of learning, innovation, and diversity is not just a business strategy; it's a testament to the transformative power of apprenticeships. If you're contemplating hiring an apprentice for your organization, take a page from Osiris IT's playbook – it's a decision you won't regret.

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