Polypipe Civils launches apprenticeship scheme

Posted: Monday 20th February 2012

Polypipe Civils, the UK’s dedicated sustainable drainage and water management expert, has taken on two new apprentices following the launch of its brand new Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding.

Kieran Sayer and Callum Collins, both 16, joined the Loughborough-based manufacturer in September after successfully passing an intensive two-stage interview process.

The two successful candidates are working within Polypipe Civils’ state-of-the-art in-house fabrications department, where they are currently focusing on the fittings for Polypipe Civils’ market-leading Ridgidrain Plus range.

“When I finished school I didn’t want just a job, I wanted a career,” Comments Kieran. “The apprenticeship scheme at Polypipe Civils is brilliant, because not only am I being trained in fabrications and welding, but I’m also learning and improving on key skills such as communications, numeracy and literacy.”

Neville Blowers, Factory Manager, adds: “This exciting new apprenticeship scheme enables us to recruit home grown talent and offer them a supportive environment as they start out in their career. Kieran and Callum demonstrated all the attributes we were looking for in an apprentice and I’m sure that they will become technically proficient and valued members of our North Road operations.”

The three year programme, which was sourced by the HR department, is made up of on the job training and day release to Loughborough College, includes fabrication and welding, manual welding techniques, thermal cutting techniques and an understanding of computer aided drawing.

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