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Investing in skills for the future

Posted by | 28th May 2015 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

Investing in the younger generation is integral not only to business growth, but also to filling the skills shortage that manifests today.

There is an increasing responsibility for all companies to invest in their people, and subsequently in the future of their respective industries.

Leading north-east marine equipment specialist Motive Offshore has played a significant part in supporting the industry, creating a four-year apprenticeship programme that combines both practical paid work with college training.

Just this month, the marine equipment specialist had its first two trainees complete their apprentice programmes, both becoming fully qualified engineering machinists.

Riccardo Pegler, 20, and Adam Gordon, 22, have spent the last four years juggling college while learning about and operating various heavy duty equipment in the firm’s machine workshop at Boyndie.

Adam, one of Motive Offshore’s newly qualified machinists, said: “I have really enjoyed learning on the job during my apprentice programme and found transferring what I have learned at college into the workplace highly beneficial.

“Our team at Motive Offshore provide a positive working environment which is vital to the learning process and my colleagues are always willing to help out when needed.

Read more at The Press and Journal by clicking here

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