UK-based trailer builder, Cartwright, has welcomed 33 new apprentices in its latest intake, making it one of the company’s largest influxes of new recruits since the program’s launch in 2012.
The new intake has a mix of disciplines that include 24 apprentices who will be joining the company’s existing two-year program, with an additional five who will participate in a newly launched welding apprenticeship. Four other applicants will reportedly undertake a new paint apprenticeship.
Cartwright has said that the two new apprenticeship programs have been designed to support the company’s growth and to address a ‘skills gap’ in the industry.
“We take great pride in the fact that our apprenticeship program provides our young apprentices with the necessary skills to pursue a career in engineering,” said Cartwright Chairman, Peter Cartwright.
“We are equally delighted to be able to launch two new training programs to further expand our offering.
“We are confident that both the paint and welding programmes will continue to grow in popularity as has our original apprenticeship program.”