Apprentices Join KOSO Kent Introl
David Limb, sales director at KKI said: “The industry needs to invest in and support young people into the profession, so that we can secure highly skilled people for the long-term future of British engineering.
“Engineering apprenticeships offer an entry level route into the profession, through a structured programme of learning both on and off the job. We have a number of employees in the company who started at the apprenticeship level and have progressed onto advanced engineering roles. This is a real testament to how engineering apprenticeships can add value, both to the employer and the apprentice.”
The four new apprentices will work towards the NVQ Advanced Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering over the next three years. They will benefit from a combination of four days a week of workplace learning and training and one day a week of study at Huddersfield College.
James Purchon joins as apprentice engineer at the age of 19, having studied IT at Kirklees College. He starts in the assembly shop area of the company and has ambitions to progress onto the Higher National Certificate (HNC).
Rosie Scott joins KKI as technical apprentice, after completing a BTEC National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering. She works in a practical workshop environment and has a particular interest in engineering design, with the aim of progressing her career towards a design engineer.
Rosie said: “I chose the engineering apprenticeship route as it offers the chance to work and study, whilst being paid. It gives me an opportunity to learn about many aspects of engineering.”
17-year old Jacob Craven is the company’s youngest apprentice and starts his engineering career straight from school. He joins as an apprentice engineer in the machine shop.
Robert Clark starts as a technical apprentice in the research and development area of the business. He has ambitions to go on to compete a degree and have a long-term career as an engineer.
KOSO Kent Introl
Tel: 01484 710311
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 17
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