Welshpool-based precision engineering company Dawson Shanahan is expanding its engineering apprenticeship programme, following the success of its current group of apprentices and to meet demand for places. As part of the expansion, the company will be recruiting new apprentices.
Dawson Shanahan works closely with local colleges to deliver a tailored programme of training to apprentices interested in progressing a career in engineering. As part of the extensive training programme, apprentices work alongside Dawson Shanahan’s experienced professionals on real projects to develop valuable knowledge and a wide range of skills that will enable them to progress a career in the dynamic world of engineering.
The training programme provides a balance between theoretical and practical learning and enables apprentices to achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time as gaining essential experience and earning a wage. Training lasts between two to four years, depending on the qualifications each apprentice chooses to work towards.
Les Reeves, joint managing director of Dawson Shanahan commented: “At a time when the engineering skills gap is continuing to grow, effectively training young people is key to preventing a decline in manufacturing in the UK and protecting our economy. Giving young people the skills they need to be at the cutting edge of our industry and the job market is vital for their future and for the future of engineering in the UK.”
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