Working together with NSEG Training Association, Don-Bur has developed an apprenticeship scheme to take on 15 engineering apprentices in 2021. The scheme is part of a long-term commitment to develop and retain critical skills at the large commercial trailer manufacturing plant in Stoke-on-Trent.
The successful firm has already adopted 8 hand-picked apprentices this year who demonstrated the willingness and potential to grow within the business, but Don-Bur is keen to take this further.
Apprenticeships, from initial training up to and including Technician level 3 and Graduate level 4 schemes, are vitally important to offer career stability and planned, structured growth for a wide variety of individuals seeking self-improvement. The Don-Bur Apprenticeship scheme provides a valuable platform to provide a long-term partnership which will benefit both us and apprentices alike.
Lisa Blake, human resources manager at Don-Bur comments, “Engineering and manufacture relies on skilled associates who may not be readily available without training. The new apprenticeship partnership with NSEG gives us a unique, tailored apprenticeship programme that not only identifies high potential candidates but encourages an excellent retention rate after graduation.”
Paul Williams, leader at NSEG agrees. “As a prime provider to Don-Bur, we pride ourselves on our abilities to tailor individual learning plans, highlight opportunities and support the apprentices throughout the scheme.”
Apprentices completing each level will acquire a recognised qualification as well as having developed valued skills which will generate greater career prospects and remain with them throughout their working life.