Altrincham-based trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer, Cartwright Group, has developed its apprenticeship programme to include new modules and an induction week with a focus on support and team-building.
The trailer and body building company is introducing new modules on the programme including business administration and design to add to positions across the range of manufacturing processes on Cartwright’s 38-acre manufacturing site.
The induction process has been further developed to include group activities and sessions with key staff.
At the time of its launch in 2012, Cartwright’s trailblazer apprenticeship programme was recognised as a ground-breaking scheme and it is now entering its sixth year, with over 200 apprentices walking through its doors since the scheme was first launched.
The scheme was the brainchild of Cartwright chairman, Peter Cartwright who wanted to drive a stream of young talent into the engineering sector, a goal that has been the core to continuing the Cartwright success story.
This year saw the highest number of apprentices recruited since the scheme was launched, with 29 new starters inducted onto the scheme.
Mark Cartwright, Group Managing Director at the Cartwright Group commented: “It’s a pleasure to enforce the development of young talent by giving them the opportunity to learn from some of the best talent in British manufacturing and thrive in a successful career with Cartwright.
“We are constantly looking to invest and expand our apprenticeship programme as it continues to play a pivotal role in our continuing success.
“Introducing these new modules to our apprenticeship this year is a testament to how quickly the scheme is evolving. Each year we have listened to the course leaders and feedback from apprentices to develop the course into what I believe is the strongest apprentice programme in the industry.”
Cartwright’s four-year apprenticeships are tailored to the company’s requirements and are designed to encourage school and college leavers to develop a range of both work and social skills, including working in a team, to lay the foundations for a future career in engineering. As part of the course, apprentices are able to earn further higher education qualifications in their respective fields as part of their extensive training and development, in partnership with SETA Training and Advisory Services.