England's National Apprenticeship Week 2021 is taking place take place this week, with the aim to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.
2021, marks the year of Jenks & Cattell Engineering consistently employing local teenagers as Engineering Apprentices in partnership with the College of Wolverhampton.
The past 12 months have been a challenge for all employers during an unprecdented time, and we were in a forntuate position to employ an apprentice who was half way through his course before getting made redundant. He now has the opportunity to continue with his course at Jenks & Cattell Engineering and the college, with full time employment in sight.
Jenks & Cattell usually employ 2 apprentices each year, and have so far taken on 16 apprentices, some of whom are still with us in full time engineering roles. We like our apprentices to see as much of the business as possible, to understand where their skills are best suited, including maintenance, tool making, sales, quality as well as engineering roles.
Apprenticeships have been within Jenks & Cattell Engineering for a long time, and notoriously our now Sales Director and Technical Director have been promoted to their positions following their apprenticeship start in the 80's, and have both been with our company for over 20 years.
We would like to take this time to thank our current apprentices, and apprentice 'graduates' for being part of our future successes, and being an asset to the company and the future world of engineering - and we wish them all the best with their education.