Tiger Trailers focuses on apprenticeships

Posted on 17 May 2019 and read 648 times
Tiger Trailers focuses on apprenticeshipsFollowing its recent move to a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Winsford, Tiger Trailers (www.tigertrailers.co.uk) has taken on 50 new staff in shopfloor and office-based roles, and is now focusing on its apprentice programme.

Established in 2014, the trailer manufacturer was quick to implement the programme, and it is now delivering NVQ courses for 45 young people — all scheduled to be offered full-time work after completing their two- and four-year apprenticeships.

The company is now looking to enrol a further 15 apprentices in September, and it will consider candidates of all ages.

Joint managing director Steven Cartwright said: “In 2014, right at the outset, we put in place a dedicated apprenticeship programme. Skilled workers are at a premium, but that does not mean that skills cannot be taught.

“The transport industry often talks about the skills shortage, and we saw a clear opportunity to address the issue — and it is delivering results. Young people possess a key ingredient — enthusiasm.

“Our apprentice programme channels that and produces skilled individuals.”

New Tiger apprentices can enrol on Level II (two-year) and Level III (four-year) NVQ courses in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.

Day release learning is delivered by nearby Warrington and Vale Royal College in Hartford, while four days each week are spent on the shopfloor in Winsford, developing skills in a range of disciplines (including fabrication, chassis build, assembly, air and electrical systems).

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