VolkerRail is among the top engineering firms at today’s Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) apprentice open day being held at Forest Pines Hotel in Scunthorpe.
Organised by HETA, the open day gives their young engineers the opportunity to meet with local companies and seek sponsorship to enable them to complete their courses.
HETA’s business development and marketing manager James McIntosh said: "These open days are fantastic events that showcase the scope of opportunities available to young people and it is brilliant to see the number of companies across so many different areas of industry all attending. We will continue to work with companies who are looking to recruit an engineering apprentice, to help them bridge the skills gap and succession plan their workforce for the future.”
VolkerRail has had great success with HETA and actively recruit engineering apprentices through their apprentice schemes. Lewis Catley, engineering apprentice, is currently undertaking an electrical NVQ/HNC apprenticeship through HETA and said: “I would strongly advise anyone that wants to join VolkerRail as an apprentice to do it. They know exactly how to treat you and give you the best possible training”.
HETA is a not-for-profit charity ‘group training association’. Established in 1967 by a group of local companies to bridge the gap between industry and education, HETA is renowned as the leading engineering training provider offering business-up skilling and the recruitment and training of apprentices, who are about to enter the labour market.
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