Following on from the success of National Apprenticeship Week, Riverside College are expanding partnerships with the news that engineering manufacturer Sandon Global are taking on more apprentices to add to their growing team.
The success of the current apprentices from Riverside College has meant that they are keen to continue the trend and have recruited a further two apprentices.
Last year the Runcorn based company started working with the college for the first time to begin their new apprenticeship journey. After initially looking to recruit four apprentices they decided to take on five and within six months are taking on another two.
Ryan Ward, Jamie Butler, Rian O’Grady and Thomas Attwood, all distinction star grade students from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering course at Cronton Sixth Form were joined by Lewis Clarke who had recently left the armed forces to start working for the company last summer. They have all settled into their new roles well. Lewis said, “My apprenticeship is very interesting and you get paid to gain a qualification. Sandon Global are a great company to work for and my bosses are interactive and friendly. I am always kept in the loop about the future plans for the company and their plans for my progression.”
Jamie said, “Working for Sandon Global is a very unique opportunity because of the type of hands on experience I am gaining whilst achieving a trade.”
Carl Keoghan and Harrison Cronk who are currently finishing off their Level 3 qualification at Cronton Sixth Form are now celebrating after being given the news that they will joining the team after completing their BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering.
Site Director Steve Ellis commented. “Sandon Global are committed to our continuous improvement programme. This includes training and developing a highly skilled workforce. We have worked closely with Riverside College to spot new talent and offer apprentices the opportunity to join an award winning advanced manufacturing business.” He continues “We also work with our industry trade body EFIA to deliver specialist advice and training to customers and cross sector professionals so the opportunity to learn for our new intake of apprentices is limitless. I wish them all the very best on their new careers.”