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In 2014 - 15 we have accepted a further 5 apprentices onto our famed apprenticeship scheme.

This year sees Mark join us in the Logistics department, Bethany join our accounts department whilst Spencer, Sam and Tom have signed up to the engineering team.

L-R Bethany, Sam, Tom, Spencer and Mark.

Andrew Hosking, MD, explains "Some of our most talented staff have been generated through our apprenticeship scheme over the years and it continues to represent our primary source of highly trained and capable team members.”

WES Sponsor Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

Mr Hosking is dedicated to developing local engineers, so much so that WES are sponsoring the Engineering category of the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards:

“WES Engineering Solutions are committed to developing young people through our apprenticeship scheme and are therefore excited to be sponsoring the Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award which will recognise outstanding achievement and the start of a rewarding career in engineering."

More information on the Awards can be found by clicking on the image below:CAA Web Header

Award Nomination- VQ Employer of the Year

In 2015 WES were nominated for a national apprenticeship award as part of VQ Employer of the Year Award – sponsored by City & Guilds.

The VQ Employer of Year Award recognises employers who promote the value of vocational qualifications in the workplace, and make a real contribution (relative to their size) to improving the skills and national competitiveness.

Local College support

WES use both Cornwall College and Truro College for their apprenticeships but have recently switched the Engineering apprentices to Truro College due to a large investment in equipment and a training program developed alongside local companies.

WES have comprehensive training plans for all of their apprentices with milestones throughout their course. The training is flexible to allow the students to focus in on areas of interest. Sam has shown an interest and aptitude for working on our EDM section, so his second year will have a heavier focus in this section than in others.

Spencer and Sam discussing a component at Truro College.

Sam comments on his training so far "No two days in the workshop are the same. Some tasks can be simple and have a large amount of parts to be worked on, others require a lot of thought and time to achieve the necessary outcome, especially on high-precision parts with small quantities. The variety of tasks I work on, alongside the training I receive at Truro and Penwith College, means I learn about all aspects of engineering. The facilities at the college are fantastic and the tutors are brilliant, which means I am learning what WES needs me to know."

The next generation of WES apprentices are enjoying their time so far!

Our apprentice scheme was covered in the local press, for the full story please click here.

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