Cartwright has welcomed a total of 33 new apprentices in its latest intake to make it one of the largest influxes of new recruits since the award-winning apprenticeship programme was launched in 2012.
For the first time the new intake comprises a mix of disciplines including 24 apprentices who will be joining the company’s existing two-year programme together with an additional five who are embarking on Cartwright’s newly launched welding apprenticeship. A further four students will be undertaking a new paint apprenticeship, launched in conjunction with Trafford College, including the first girl to join the programme.
The two new apprenticeship programmes have been designed to support the company’s continuing growth as well as help to address the ever-increasing skills gap within both these specialist areas.
Named this year as one of the UK’s top 100 apprenticeship employers by the National Apprenticeship Awards, Cartwright has developed one of the most intuitive apprenticeship programmes in the industry.
Tailored specifically to the company’s specific requirements, it has been designed to encourage school and college leavers to develop a range of both work based and social skills, work in a team and lay the necessary foundations for their future career in engineering.
And the two new programmes are no exception and in each case the apprentices are offered long term career and training progression with opportunities in a variety of specialisms together with the opportunity to study for additional qualifications.
Cartwright Chairman Peter Cartwright has been instrumental in introducing the various apprenticeship programmes.
He has recognised that each is key in ensuring that Cartwright continues to deliver the level of engineering excellence for which it is renowned, whilst at the same time ensuring that its all-important skill sets are sustained.
He commented: “We take great pride in the fact that our apprenticeship programme provides our young apprentices with the necessary skills to pursue a career in engineering. We are equally delighted to be able to launch two new training programmes to further expand our offering.
“We are confident that both the paint and welding programmes will continue to grow in popularity as has our original apprenticeship programme.”
To find out more about Cartwright and its apprenticeship scheme, log on to: www.cartwright-group.co.uk/apprenticeships