LBBC Technologies, based in Pudsey, Leeds, have re-established an apprentice training scheme with the appointment of 3 apprentices who started with the company in August.
The successful candidates were Maddy Pennock who joins in Mechanical Design, Ethan Ockerby and Lewis Steel who have joined Production. They have had a busy first few months with induction and training at LBBC Technologies, this is alongside attending the Appris Engineering Training Centre based in Bradford.
Kirsty Oliver, Marketing Executive said “We held an Apprenticeship open day back in April which was attended by over a dozen local young people and we were really impressed with the talent of the young people who came forward. From those we selected 10 to invite back on a 2-day placement to be able to spend better time with them individually and assess their skill set and aspirations. We thought this approach would work much better compared to conventional interviews as they would be much more relaxed and they would benefit from gaining real-life engineering experience.”
Maddy is attending the Appris Engineering Centre 2 days a week as she studies towards a Level 4 HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering whilst Ethan and Lewis attend 1 day a week whilst studying towards the Level 2 in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering and then the Extended Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. Jim Alexander, Design Manager, Production Manager Dan Allen and Kirsty Oliver have been on Apprentice Coaching and Mentoring training with Appris so that they can assist the development of the apprentices as they grow into their roles at LBBC Technologies.
Dan Allen, who has been working with the apprentices from the start said “Maddy, Lewis and Ethan have hit the ground running and given us 100% commitment from the start. We are really impressed with their energy and enthusiasm and have fit really well into the team. We here at LBBC Technologies are proud and excited for playing a part in the development of these young people’s bright futures.”.”