Next Gen Makers, SJG International and Heart of Worcester (HOW College) have collaborated to enable a young Engineer to find new employment and pursue an Apprenticeship.
Like many others in the current economic climate, having been made redundant from his previous Engineering Apprenticeship, Callum Aucott was searching for a new employer to continue his Engineering career.
Having been involved in the previous collaboration which secured Callum his initial Apprenticeship 12 months earlier, Next Gen Makers were ideally placed to help.
“The benefit of having a growing network of manufacturers in various regions is that different companies are searching for young engineers at different times. Fortunately for Callum, we had been made aware by SJG International that they were on the look out for an Engineering Apprentice within their Toolroom” says Adam Tipper, Next Gen Makers Managing Director.
Adam continues: “Once we had established exactly what SJG International were looking for, we then identified that Callum was a great fit and arranged for him to meet with MD Robert James”.
SJG is a Market leading manufacturer of rubber extrusions, gaskets and foam conversions, based in Alcester, Warwickshire.
Managing Director Robert James adds: “We have been involved with Next Gen Makers for some time now, doing our bit to inspire the next generation of Engineers in our local area. It was our intention at some point to take on an Apprentice and the opportunity arose in our Toolroom. Next Gen Makers arranged for us to meet with Callum, who clearly had a great grounding in the principles of Engineering from his prior study, and subsequently, we were very happy to offer him the Apprenticeship”.
In the background, Next Gen Makers were also busy finding a suitable Apprenticeship for Callum to pursue with SJG, enabling him to gain the vocational skills to compliment the theoretical knowledge that he possessed from prior study towards a Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering.
In stepped Heart of Worcester (HOW) College, who worked with Next Gen Makers to identify the most suitable Apprenticeship course for Callum based on his prior study and his experience within industry to date.
Callum now not only has a great new employer but is set to pursue the most suitable Apprenticeship available for both him and SJG whilst also continuing working towards his HNC. He will work within the Toolroom under the experienced Toolmaker Colin Hardy, gaining incredibly valuable knowledge and guidance.
Robert James concludes: “Callum is clearly a bright and motivated individual and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. We look forward to seeing his progress within the company moving forward. He joins SJG at a time where we are growing and moving forward as a business, reflected in our efforts to expand our workforce with the next generation of talent”.