May 3, 2023
At Signify, we take pride in our workforce of young talent. Our team can shine a light on the positive impact that a young group of individuals can make to any organisation. In the context of Signify, we recognise the positive impact they can have on the culture of the organisation, the way we work and the impact that can have on the lighting industry with their energy and enthusiasm. There is no limit to what this workforce brings to any organisation.
We currently have a group of apprentices working across lots of our team at Signify in the UK&I, including our Lighting Application (LiAS) team. The Signify Lighting Application team are responsible for producing lighting solutions for our customers. Day-to-day, this includes creating lighting level calculations, visualisations, lighting layout drawings, etc. We cover a variety of Internal and External applications, and therefore our team is required to maintain ‘continuous professional development’ (CPD).
The LiAS team has a successful history of employing apprentices, who learn lighting design whilst studying for a formal qualification – such as Electrical Engineering, Project Management and Business & Leadership. Our apprentices have enthusiastically embraced the nuances of lighting industry, which includes various societies, associations, and institutions. One of these being the ‘Worshipful Company of Lightmongers’, a Livery Company of the City of London, that promotes the lighting industry by awarding prizes and scholarships.
In 2017, Tom Schwenke received the Lightmongers Apprenticeship Award, due to his hard work, both academically and professionally, whilst studying an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering via Farnborough College of Technology. Since completing his apprenticeship, Tom has worked on several large projects, most notably a large industrial facility in South Wales, where Tom spent several days on site finalising the detailed lighting design, and more recently acting as the Lead Lighting Designer on a UK wide roll-out of LED lighting within a sports retailer. Tom has shown excellent lighting design skill, as well as a commercial acumen that has opened new opportunities in his career development.