IAE, the UK’s largest manufacturer of livestock handling and housing equipment has taken on it’s largest intake of apprentices this year, with 21 apprentices joining the business to help fulfil crucial skills needed to help drive business success.
The apprentices will be learning and developing new skills across 8 different business departments tailored to 6 apprenticeship standards.
The program will range from Engineering Operatives covering Welding, Machining and Assembly; Science Manufacturing Process Operative focusing on the Galvanising process; Business & Administration focusing on Finance and Production Scheduling; Health & Safety; Engineering Technician focusing on Technical Engineering and Chartered Manager Degree apprenticeship focusing on Sales and Marketing.
The company has also announced that it has invested in a new Apprenticeship Development Centre which is due to open it’s doors in September, welcoming a first cohort of 11 Engineering Operative apprentices who will learn the basics of hand skills, sheet metal, milling, welding and the assembly of IAE’s products.
The course will be delivered by their new training provider called Train’d Up who will provide underpinning knowledge and skills to help prepare apprentices for manufacturing roles within the business.
Not only is IAE focused on bringing in new talent for the future, they are also committed to developing their current staff with 10 employees currently enrolled onto development programs in roles such as Procurement, Finance, Team Leader, Engineering and Maintenance.
2023 has also seen IAE engaging with more local schools from across the city by promoting apprenticeships through school assemblies with mock interviews held to help prepare students for job interviews in the future.
The company has welcomed schools into the business by providing site tours with Q&A sessions held with our current apprentices which helps to provide an insight into the types of roles on offer at IAE.
Continuing their successful Work Experience program, IAE has seen 18 students spending one week at IAE throughout the year, gaining valuable hands-on experience in various roles within Manufacturing, Engineering and Business.
The company are very much looking forward to what 2024 brings by continuing to develop the business and welcome in more apprentices to the IAE family.