Movetech UK (Part of the British Turntable Group) has continued to underline its commitment to advancing its skilled personnel by continuing to invest in the future.
New recruit, Sam Wallwork, 18, has enrolled with the movement solution specialists on a formal engineering apprenticeship scheme through Alliance Learning, a local independent apprenticeship training provider. As part of his apprenticeship, Sam will study at college once a week to complete his NVQ in maintenance engineering.
Movetech UK offered Sam the role as an engineering apprentice to help enhance his engineering knowledge, in addition to giving him the opportunity to undertake a more hands on role during the day-to-day manufacturing processes.
"Even though Sam had no engineering experience before joining the company, he outshone other candidates in the application process by portraying his willingness to learn and gain the knowledge he needs to progress" said Russell Entwistle, Movetech UK's Operation's Director. "He also displayed a great deal of positivity in wanting 'to get his hands dirty' in the manufacturing process, showing his positive approach and dedication to succeed is evident he is an extremely worthy candidate to take on the role."
Russell then added: "We have a great relationship with Alliance Learning and we're always impressed with the service they provide for both us as a company and our new apprentices. They have always been supportive in formalising every apprenticeship scheme we have undertaken, offering all our apprentices, including Sam, a structured path that will lead to formal, universally recognised qualifications, serving them, and us, better in the future."
Sam said he was "over the moon" when he was selected for the apprentice role at Movetech UK.
He went on to say: "When searching for an apprenticeship role, I was eager to be part of a local company that has not only continued to prove its success in the engineering and manufacturing sector, but was also willing to help me, as an individual, to progress and achieve my future goals."
"From the application and interview process, right through to my first day, everyone at the company has made me feel really welcome, and even though I've only been here a month or so, it feels like I've been here for much longer."
"I'm really enjoying the hands-on tasks I've been involved in, and working alongside engineers who have been doing it for many years has already started to teach me valuable skills and knowledge."
Movetech UK's recruitment drive has always been focused on finding high calibre, motivated people with the intelligence and aptitude to learn - combined with a positive, 'can-do' attitude. Taking pride in the flexibility of their workforce is vital if they are to continue providing their high-quality products and services.
This year marks 60 years since Movetech UK (then British Turntable Company) was established, and over those years, the skills of the company's workforce have evolved significantly, such that they now have highly versatile, competent and adaptable employees capable of dealing with whatever opportunities and challenges they are presented with.