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Michell Bearings engineering apprentices offered permanent positions

Posted: 25th November 2021

Michell Bearings, part of the British Engines Group, has offered three final year engineering apprentices permanent roles within the business.

Progressing into roles in fitting, CNC machining and quality assurance, all three engineering apprentices have successfully passed their apprenticeships, being awarded a Level 3 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering. They have now progressed onto a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in the same subject, where they will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and progress further within the business.

Matthew Cain, CNC Machinist and former apprentice, said: “I am very pleased to have been given a permanent position at Michell Bearings. The apprenticeship program has helped me to develop massively by providing me with all the resources and knowledge I need to shape myself both as a person and an employee.”

Part of the award-winning British Engines Apprenticeship+ scheme, an engineering apprenticeship at Michell Bearings provides apprentices with hands-on experience in a range of engineering skills, which could include CNC machining, assembly fitting, testing and maintenance. Apprentices also have the opportunity to progress into design engineering, production, purchasing and planning.

Dylan Matthews, Fitter and former apprentice, said: “The business has supported my aspirations to develop further in my career by investing in my HNC qualification and allowing me time away from work to study. I am extremely grateful to Michell Bearings for seeing potential in me and for the opportunities that have come my way as a result. My experience as an apprentice has been a great one!”

British Engines works alongside TDR Training to deliver the apprenticeship program which combines vocational training, classroom learning and independent study towards NVQ and BTEC qualifications. Upon completion, apprentices may have the opportunity to continue learning, studying for a Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

Paul Taylor, Operations Manager at Michell Bearings, said: “The apprenticeship as a program is something I have a strong appreciation for as it created the foundations of who I am today.  There is nothing more satisfying than providing someone with the opportunity that was once provided to me, then watching them grow and develop through the program.

“The accomplishment of providing an individual with a permanent role is very pleasing, and I firmly believe these young people will shape the future of the business in years to come. Their apprenticeship may have ended, but their true learning potential and development is just beginning.”

Find out more about the British Engines Apprenticeship+ scheme.

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