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Cummins Generator Technologies launches apprenticeship programme

Cummins Generator Technologies, Barnack Road, Stamford.
Photo: MSMP050613-023ow ENGEMN00120130506181346

Cummins Generator Technologies, Barnack Road, Stamford. Photo: MSMP050613-023ow ENGEMN00120130506181346

 

An engineering firm is launching a new apprenticeship programme.

After some tough years operating in challenging markets, the last 12 months have seen considerable investment in the manufacturing facility at Cummins Generator Technologies in Barnack Road, Stamford.

As such, the firm is launching the manufacturing and engineering apprenticeship programme.

There are a total of 12 positions on the four year programme, of which four will be given to Cummins’ current shopfloor workforce and eight will be taken from local schools, colleges and the wider population.

Alongside the opportunities offered in the manufacturing element at the Stamford plant, the programme will also offer the opportunity of careers within the company’s engineering department at their global headquarters in Fountain Court, Peterborough.

Employee training specialist Marc Stanier, who will run the apprenticeship programme, said: “This apprenticeship programme is a clear indication of the commitment to investing in the workforce alongside the recent transformation work already well underway in the production areas.

“The programme is designed on the one hand to enable us to harness and develop the skill-set of current employees and give them the opportunity to progress within the company whilst on the other, bring in new talented individuals from the local area.”

Chief engineer, Jonathan Clegg added: “This exciting new programme will provide a vital skill set that combines hands on training with technical learning and it will deliver a pragmatic approach to problem solving and deep familiarity of working practices.

“Apprentice-trained staff are present at all levels and in most disciplines in our organisation. They are an integral part of our success and I am delighted that we are able to restart the training structure that has previously provided us with many of our key employees.”

The closing date for applications is Monday. To apply e-mail a CV and covering letter to powergen.hr.recruitment@cummins.com and to marc.stanier@cummins.com.

 

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