Apprentices supply skills locally

Emsea-Welding_tmbIn answer to the much-publicised shortage of skilled engineers, Emsea, welcomed two new apprentices ahead of February’s Southern Manufacturing show.

“Historically we found it difficult to find the volume of appropriate skills locally so we have looked to students as a long term solution,” commented Chris Sweet, director at Emsea.

The new starters are studying NVQ Level Two in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, in association with Heart of Worcestershire College.

“The Press Brake, Laser cutters and Waterjet cutter all require a high degree of proficiency and by employing apprentices we have the opportunity to train them to our own exceptional standards, ensuring we continue to meet strict in-house quality control,” says Sweet.

Apprentices bring a fresh pair of eyes to a business, he continues. “They look at things differently, ask questions and challenge the status quo,” he said.

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