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“All of our first and second year apprentices are currently studying dual discipline in both practical and theoretical electrical and mechanical engineering, this is relevant to our business as most of our engineering workforce have good working knowledge and interchangeable skills, the current curriculum allows us to place apprentices in various sections across the business both in an electrical and mechanical areas.

Block release is a much better method of training for our apprentices as during their two week placement every eight weeks they have acquired practical skills in basic bench fitting, basic manual machining on both lathe and milling machines and basic electrical skills in soldering and wiring.

The mentoring team as well as the general workforce now see the apprentice teams as useful additions to the workplace rather than a hindrance.

Last years’ project also demonstrated to our board of directors that apprentices can manufacture ancillary equipment that can be used in the workplace and have also gained the personal skills to present project including cost saving measures to senior management.”