TT Electronics Welwyn Components in Bedlington, UK, has now recruited engineering apprentices for three consecutive years, following this week's addition of Devon Johnson as Facilities Apprentice. 


TT Electronics Welwyn Components in Bedlington, UK, has now recruited engineering apprentices for three consecutive years, following this week's addition of Devon Johnson as Facilities Apprentice. The long history of apprenticeship training at this site has yielded lasting value for the business. Former apprentices include the two longest serving employees, Alan and John Scott (46 years) and Barry Peters, who is VP Research & Development for the Advanced Components Business Unit, and who in the same week received his 40 year service award.

 

Dawn Prior, HR Director said "The approach of developing our own talent and providing learning opportunities had stood the business in good stead in the past, and we're pleased there's a consistent, renewed energy and focus to drive development in this way; the apprentices are all making good progress at college and positively contribute to our business."

The current renaissance in apprenticeships has been supported by local training organisation TDR Trust http://tdrtraining.co.uk 1. Andy Proud, TDR's Business Excellence Manager, said "TDR's apprenticeship programmes provide a thorough grounding and the strongest possible foundation for young people who are committed to developing a rewarding career. Programmes will not provide return on investment for employers and best quality training for apprentices without full commitment from all stakeholders. Welwyn Components have fully embraced their part of this process, ensuring structured internal training matrixes are being followed and that their young people are given the opportunities to develop into the future of the business."

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