Saftronics Ltd, one of the market leaders in process control systems and LV switchgear are committed to supporting young people in the engineering sector.
The company has welcomed its latest crop of apprentices, 3 of whom, (Kofi Taylor, Ethan Joyce and Robbie Whittles), have come straight from school whilst one (Christian Denton) has come from a previous place of employment that has since ceased trading, he is currently studying at the Print Works.
All four will spend 3-5 years gaining skills at the Saftronics headquarters in Leeds. Through the apprenticeship programme, they will receive hands-on experience on the shop floor, in electrical design, software and tendering as well as receiving mentoring from experts across the business.
This real-world experience will be supplemented with a specialist industry accredited course at Bradford College that the apprentices will attend to learn all aspects of engineering.
Jonathan Robinson, Director said “Our apprenticeship programme is very important to us. It is something of personal interest to me as I too started at Saftronics many years ago as an apprentice as did many other of our senior employees. The apprentices will be guided through their studies and given the chance to put the theory they’re learning into practice at every available opportunity.
“We really recognise what young apprentices have to offer and are committed to investing in the engineering talent of the future.”