Our two Apprentices recently received their NVQ Level 2 certificates in Performing Engineering Operations.
Fabrication Shop Apprentice Matthew Roberts and Machine Shop Apprentice Liam Crayon began their Apprenticeships with the company in September 2007 after leaving school at the age of 16. Since then, they have attended North Nottinghamshire College in Worksop on day release from work one day per week. They are now studying towards their NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship certificates in their chosen area.
Throughout the apprenticeship programme the apprentices’ progress is continually monitored through 8-weekly workplace reviews and assessments carried out by college staff, with contributions from the apprentices and their supervisor/manager. The college also carries out regular workplace Health & Safety reviews.
J P Forrest & Son’s HR Director says: “Many of our current employees have been with the company for several years, in fact the majority are now in their 50s or 60s. The type of skilled operators we require are difficult to find these days, so taking on apprentices is very important in terms of ensuring we have skilled and experienced personnel to step into the older operators’ shoes when they eventually retire”. The company plans to take on another two apprentices in 2010”.