Engineering Training Provider Make UK Aston welcomed a cohort of 240 Engineering Apprentices recently.
Pictured outside of their state-of-the-art technology centre in Aston, Birmingham, these brand-new apprentices start their engineering careers in various roles comprising of 96 Mechatronics Maintenance Engineers, 40 Technical Support Engineers, 29 Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance Engineers, 21 Maintenance and Operations Engineers, 19 Engineering Operatives, 16 Utilities Engineers, 11 Machinist Engineers and 8 Engineering Manufacturing Technicians.
Companies represented in the new cohort include Forterra PLC, Ibstock PLC, Severn Trent, Veolia Water Technologies, Collins Aerospace, Jaguar Land Rover, Wienerberger AG, Rolls-Royce, ABB, IMI Critical Engineering, Uniper Aggregate Industries UK, Arconic, Widney Manufacturing Ltd, Sertec Group, Sulzer, EURAC Poole Ltd, WHS Plastics, Ansaldo Nuclear, Plastic Omnium, Frederick Cooper (Birmingham) Ltd and KNORR-BREMSE.
To date, Make UK has trained thousands of manufacturing apprentices.
If you are facing a skills shortage or worried about your business productivity then an apprenticeship programme is an excellent investment.
Businesses who take on apprentices benefit from:
- A boost in productivity and profitability
- A ready, skilled and loyal workforce
- A cost-effective hiring and training solution
Developing the skills of your business’ future talent through an apprenticeship also means you are investing in a highly skilled and loyal workforce.
Taking on an apprentice is typically more cost effective than bringing in skilled workers, and because former apprentices tend to be more loyal, your business can benefit from savings in both recruitment and training costs over the long-term.
The government is also investing heavily in helping businesses start apprenticeship programmes, so your business could be eligible for support.