Welcome to the 2016 SSTT Apprentices

19:57 07 September in News

SSTT started its Apprentice program in 2013 where two apprentices are recruited each year.  This year, Harry Mortimer 18 (left of the picture above) and Kieran Webb 21, joined us on 1st August to begin their careers as SSTT apprentices.

Kieran lives in Witney, local to SSTT, whilst Harry lives in Chilton which is a good hours drive away but he said “he doesn’t mind the drive as its worth going further afield for the right role”. Both were very keen to join SSTT due to the dynamic working pace and various industries it works in.

The apprentice program now involves three years leaning on the job while attending the Banbury and Bicester Motorsport College on day release two days per week for the first year, followed by one day per week for the rest of the apprenticeship.  As a result, apprentices will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Motorsport Engineering and a step further in achieving their careers.

To date, SSTT have seven apprentices in the business with just over 70 employees, apprentices make up an impressive 10% of the workforce. This is a good achievement for a small business which not only values the importance of training young persons in industry to help the economic growth of the UK but also help the highest unemployment group of the under 25 year olds. SSTTs’ efforts were recognized last year when the former Prime Minister David Cameron made a visit.

In addition, SSTT are also members of the 5% Club where we help raise awareness of increasing apprentices in businesses in the UK to at least 5% of their workforce.

One of SSTT’s first apprentices Cain Reddick who joined us in 2013 is currently starting his final year, however he is already working at a high level producing fabricated items in our Insulation and Fabrication departments, he has demonstrated that our initial goal of being multi skilled is working well as he is just a handful of technicians that we have in the business that are able to work in two separate skilled sets. “We find this very beneficial when we require flexibility in our workforce to help meet our customer demands”, said Rob Allen Operations Director.  

Rob continues, “I’m very pleased on how our apprentice program is developing and as long as the company continues to grow so will our commitment to training future apprentices.” 

If you are interested in our apprentice scheme or would like further information, please contact us on 01865 731018 or email hr@sstubetechnology.com.

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