Local IT apprentices refurbish, recycle and reuse
unwanted IT equipment.
It’s National Apprentice Week #NAW2017 and Green Machine Computers, the Ramsbury-based IT recycling and training academy, is on the lookout for more unwanted IT equipment for its IT apprentices to refurbish, recycle or prepare for reuse.
Currently supporting five IT apprentices, Green Machine needs more equipment to keep the team busy so that the demand for the refurbished kit from its clients in the local voluntary sector can be satisfied.
Green Machine believes that far too much unwanted or used IT is dumped in landfill or crushed when its useful life may not be over. They want to stop that and use it for the common good. The majority of refurbished equipment is offered at preferential rates or donated to local charities, schools, VSOs and SMEs.
Steve Wilson, Chief Recycling Advocate at Green Machine said: ‘We give young trainees an opportunity to learn about IT by working on donated equipment under expert supervision. These trainees often have an interest in IT from a gaming background and some have had learning difficulties. We’re proud that we can help them go on to gain a formal qualification through an accredited IT apprenticeship.’
Reece Martin, IT apprentice and beneficiary of the scheme at Green Machine said: ‘Coping with my learning difficulties has put me at a huge disadvantage in life. However I now do things without hesitation, that I previously could not do, such as daily commuting, concentrating at work and interacting with colleagues and customers alike. It’s amazing to think I will get a formal IT qualification at the end too. Working at Green Machine has changed my life.’
Can you or your business help with unwanted IT equipment? If so, please contact Steve Wilson at Green Machine:
E: [email protected]
T: 01672 520133
M: 07931 951255