Cat dealer Finning hunts for 25 apprentices

Aaron Morby 13 years ago

Cat dealer Finning is opening the doors of its West Midlands training academy to would-be apprentices to give them a taste of heavy engineering in the plant industry.

Finning is on the look out for 25 youngsters to sign up to its plant engineer apprenticeship scheme for 2011.

The open day at Finning’s £1m apprentice training academy in Cannock, West Midlands will take place on the 9th February 2011 from 4pm – 8pm and is timed to coincide with National Apprentice Week.

Cannock is the nationwide base for all Finning apprentice training for the UK and Ireland and won an ‘Outstanding’ mark in an Ofsted inspection recently.

Several other Finning branches around the UK will also be opening their doors to apprentices over the coming weeks including locations in Llantrisant, Chesterfield, Leeds, Glasgow and Halstead.

The hopeful future engineering talent will see what goes on in the job once apprentices are qualified, talk to experienced Finning employees and instructors and meet apprentices to get a first hand view of what to expect.

Neil Dickinson, managing director at Finning, said: “We like to look at the apprenticeship scheme as a long-term career choice that opens up many other doors.

“There are numerous people working in Finning’s upper ranks having completed an apprenticeship during which time they’ve also gained an indepth knowledge of the industry.

Successful youngsters will work on quality equipment and be provided with all the resources to learn and be supported by an experienced team.

Dickinson added: “Apart from presenting exciting opportunities with Finning, our engineers can follow many other paths as part of our continual improvement programs.

“Caterpillar is a global brand, and although we don’t want them to leave Finning, being specialised in working on Caterpillar equipment can take them all over the world.”

To register for the open day send details to [email protected].

Click for more info on Finning’s apprenticeship scheme

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