Panashe recently joined Novoferm as an apprentice research and development technician. Since joining the company, Panashe has continued to grow and improve, proving to be a valuable member of the team. Taking on significant responsibilities to help the department, he has built up his understanding of Novoferm and R&D while learning and gaining vital on the job skills.
The apprenticeship at Novoferm interested Panashe initially as it “sounded like a great opportunity to learn about a potential job”. While he has encountered some challenging tasks during his time with the company, overcoming them has made him feel very fulfilled. On what he enjoys most about working for Novoferm, Panashe noted “the opportunity for growth,” specifically mentioning being given the correct tools and assistance to improve.
Working with Novoferm has provided Panashe with many chances to expand his knowledge of the door manufacturing industry and become better suited to a specific role. The apprenticeship has allowed him to improve his skills with certain aspects of R&D software, notably Fusion 360, which he has enjoyed using the most. Developing an in-depth understanding of such software has allowed Panashe to become a skilled member of the team and has put him in the perfect position to retain a role with the company.
Panashe was initially surprised at how much freedom and space he was given to grow in his new role. Novoferm wants all apprentices to feel comfortable at the company and develop into valuable team members. It’s for this reason that we give apprentices, such as Panashe, the time necessary to fit into their new position and be confident in their work.
Upon completing his apprenticeship, Panashe hopes to remain a full-time member of the Novoferm team, which is the end goal for both the company and its apprentices. On why someone should join Novoferm as part of the apprenticeship scheme, Panashe said that it’s “a great opportunity to work with intelligent, hard-working people.”
We look forward to following up with Panashe at the end of his apprenticeship scheme to see how he’s doing with the company!