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Bright future for Southampton's new intake of engineering apprentices
THEY are the young adults with a bright future in the engineering industry.
The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) has welcomed a new intake of engineering apprentices with the intention to equip them with the essential skills and experience in a variety of fields.
The apprentices will take part in tailored practical training and classroom- based learning covering fluid power, instrumentation, and engineering design.
Firms such as Pall Aerospace, ExxonMobil, SEE Contracting and GEO Specialty Chemicals have returned to SETA this year to train apprentices.
SETA chief executive Richard Heighington believes an increase in students staying longer for more advanced training at the organisation is an encouraging sign that businesses are continuing to plan for the long term.
He said: “Apprentices are sent to us from companies across the region and beyond.
“They are choosing SETA because they know the level of training we provide is of the highest quality and is tailored to meet their needs.
"Apprentices leave us with everything they need to continue their training skilfully and safely within the workplace.
“Our apprentices will one day play key roles within the workforces of some of the nation’s most highly respected businesses.
“I wish them all the very best in their new careers. With the extra training available to them here at SETA, they will have everything they need to rejoin their employers with the confidence and knowledge that they can make a huge contribution towards the future success of their respective companies.”
Small and medium-sized businesses may be eligible to claim a Government grant of £1,500 towards the cost of taking on a new apprentice.
More information is available at setatraining.co.uk.
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