Developing Talent in Engineering in the UK

As part of its commitment to developing new talent in engineering, in early March 2016 Busch (UK) Ltd. held an Apprenticeship Assessment Day at its site in Telford. Busch hosted seven candidates who all aspired to careers in electrical or mechanical engineering.

The day kicked off with a range of company presentations to provide candidates with an understanding of the Busch Group. Following the presentations, the seven candidates were taken on a site tour that included the workshop, systems building area and administrative offices – all designed to offer an insight into the organization and the roles available within the apprenticeship scheme.
Later, the aspiring apprentices were divided into two teams and asked to build a helter-skelter that would allow a coin to move from top to bottom on a 360 degree turn and come to a controlled stop at the end. This provided an opportunity to observe how the candidates communicated, worked within a team environment and performed problem solving.

The Apprenticeship Assessment Day culminated in a series of one-to-one interviews.

Busch (UK) Ltd hopes to recruit two new apprentices at its workshop in Telford from September 2016. This will include the first electrical engineering apprenticeship at Busch's operations in the UK.

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