Annual Apprenticeship Recruitment Event
PUBLISHED: 10:54 29 April 2014
Plymouth-based businesses and apprentice specialists CCB launched the start of National Apprenticeship Week with the annual Apprenticeship Recruitment Event in Plymouth
Over 50 youngsters attended the event, all enthusiastic about applying for the apprenticeship vacancies being advertised.
Apprentices and staff from Becton Dickinson (BD), leading medical technology company; and Kawasaki, a supplier of hydraulic equipment were both at the event to meet and talk to potential apprentices. Both companies are currently recruiting for new engineering apprentices and this is the second year in a row they have been at the event.
BD has recruited apprentices for the last 13 years as a way for the company to develop talent for the future.
Melody Camp, of BD, says: “At this year’s event we have seen a high calibre of young people who are all very enthusiastic and keen to become an apprentice. We are looking for people who enjoy practical work and who will be committed to their training and the company. If that’s you, we’d love to hear from you.”
Jake Bellison, 19, is a second-year Engineering Apprentice with BD. He says: “I have really enjoyed the first year of my apprenticeship. Already I have gained further knowledge in Engineering and my practical skills have improved. CCB provides top quality facilities, as well as excellent teaching. The apprenticeship has jump-started my career and I cannot recommend them enough.”
Mellissa Mattwater, Training Manager for Kawasaki, says: “The recruitment event is always useful to us because you get to meet potential apprentices in a less formal environment, where you can have a good conversation and find out what exactly it is they want from their apprenticeship.
She continues: “We feel that the apprenticeship route works so well for engineering, giving individuals the opportunity to start a highly rewarding career. The apprentice will study at college one day a week where they will learn the qualifications they need to work to such a high standard. They will then spend the rest of the time in the work place where they will gain the practical skills they need.”
For further information, contact ccbtraining.co.uk.