Servelec’s Digital Academy Shortlisted for Apprenticeship Awards

We’re delighted that our Digital Academy has been shortlisted for the Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2021. Servelec has been shortlisted for Employer of the Year and Damian De Luca, Digital Academy Lead, has been shortlisted for Mentor of the Year.

Working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, our Digital Academy offers 12 apprentices the chance to work at Servelec, gaining invaluable practical software engineering experience while they’re supported through their degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Our apprentices have been with us since September 2019 and are thoroughly enjoying their experience, all taking on roles within our development teams.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Being a part of the Digital Academy has been an incredible experience so far. I’ve had opportunities to develop and grow new skills and knowledge which will go a long way in helping my career flourish. Damian has provided outstanding support and mentorship throughout the entire apprenticeship. Providing extra-guidance whilst having to adapt to new ways of working over the course of the past year. He also continues to push each and every one of the apprentices to achieve their very best, both within the company and in our academic studies.” – Travis Melton, Academy Software Developer

“Because of the Digital Academy and Servelec I’ve been able to upskill myself much faster than I would have purely in a university setting. This is thanks to the brilliant mentorship from Damian and from the great support from the other developers throughout the business who are all always happy to help with any issues I have. Additionally, thanks to the academic support given by Damian, I have also been able to find greater success in my degree, by having a dedicated mentor to assist with my studies.” – Declan Rhodes, Academy Software Developer

"Damian has been a life changing mentor for me and all the other apprentices, he is selfless and committed, always putting the apprentices first. Supporting and guiding all of us to achieve the best and showing us what we're capable of, even in the hardest times." – Yannick Loembet, Academy Software Developer

We're proud of the hard work and new ideas our apprentices bring to the business and wish them and Damian all the best at the awards ceremony in September.