Busch (UK) Ltd. Invests in Local Engineering Apprentices

In 2014, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board reported that the engineering industry had a significant skills gap in the UK which was forecasted to increase in the coming years. Busch (UK) Ltd is working hard to address this trend.

Busch (UK) Ltd. has been developing local skills in engineering at its site in Hortonwood, Telford, through advanced engineering apprenticeships. In accordance with its worldwide engineering apprenticeship programme, Busch has invested in six apprentices over the last two years who have all had the opportunity to study a Level 3 NVQ (National Vocational Qualification). The apprenticeships mix practical learning in a world class manufacturing environment alongside technical instruction of machining and fitting at the Apprentice & Skills Training Centre of the manufacturing organization, the EEF, recently opened in Aston, Birmingham.

"The ultimate goal for our apprentices is to achieve a Level 3 NVQ & BTECH qualification and there will also be the opportunity to further develop their education and skills by studying for an HNC/HND. This scheme provides the candidates with an excellent platform from which to gain the knowledge, experience and qualifications they need to build a future career for themselves in the world of manufacturing and engineering," explains Rachel Manley, HR Manager at Busch (UK) Ltd.

In 2014, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board reported that the engineering industry had a significant skills gap in the UK that was forecast to increase in the coming years. Busch (UK) Ltd is working hard to address this trend and is committed to providing genuine opportunities in the local area for young people who are passionate about working within the engineering sector. Busch is doing so by providing advanced apprenticeships, graduate jobs and earn-and-learn vacancies.

Two of Busch's first apprentices have recently graduated from their third year in their engineering apprenticeships and have gone on to start their final fourth year. "I have learnt so much over the last three years, not only within engineering but also other skills such as customer service and time management. Every day has been a learning curve and I really enjoyed soaking up as much knowledge from the experts as possible," said Brenton Drew.

"Choosing an apprenticeship at Busch (UK) Ltd has given me the experience and knowledge I need to start my career in engineering, now I'm a year away from graduating I'm looking forward developing my skills further to become a qualified engineer," added Dan Connel.

As a globally operating company, Busch is offering engineering students the opportunity to develop these skills in the specialized field of vacuum technology(read more).

If you are interested in starting your career in engineering and are considering an apprenticeship this September visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk to find all of our local vacancies. For more information please email Rachel Manley, HR Manager: rachel.manley@busch.co.uk.

Press contact: For more information please contact Christine James at Busch (UK) Limited on 01952 677722, email christine.james@busch.co.uk


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