Engineering solutions provider, Boulting Group has appointed seven new apprentices across the business as it continues to bridge the skills gap in the industry.
The multi-disciplined engineering solutions provider operates across a diverse range of industry sectors, both in the UK and internationally. The new apprentices have taken up positions in electrical installation, mechanical installation and the business’ panel shop in Penketh, Warrington.
Boulting’s apprenticeship programme has been designed to train and develop individuals to become skilled in and knowledgeable about their chosen profession. The programme, which can last up to four years depending on the position, offers challenging, varied and hands-on experience, allowing candidates to lay down strong and robust foundations for their future career.
Each year, the company receives hundreds of speculative applications for apprentice and graduate roles. With support from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), Boulting Group has developed a rigorous recruitment process that includes an aptitude test that candidates must pass to demonstrate a proficiency in Maths and English.
After being accepted onto the programme, each candidate is provided a unique framework for their chosen career and a personalised learning and development plan that they work towards. They are also assigned both a mentor at Boulting Group and a training officer outside the company, who monitors their progress and ensures what they are learning as part of their chosen NVQ, is being demonstrated in the workplace.
Upon successfully completing the programme, apprentices obtain a NVQ Level 3 and have the opportunity to continue their career at Boulting Group. The majority of apprentices that join Boulting take on permanent roles, including Carl Gannon, quality co-ordinator and planning manager, Paul Scotland.