Apprentices get a flying start at Mettis

Our talented people are at the heart of our success at Mettis. That’s why we invest over £300,000 a year developing our team and, in addition, are proud to take on new apprentices every year.

Through our range of programmes, which we have been providing for over 25 years, apprentices can expect to be part of a dynamic team that places huge value on their contributions. Joining us this year are Alex Birch, Andrew Nevitt and Marshall Grey who are training to become either plant engineers or forge masters.

After studying full-time, all three said they are keen to get hands-on experience in engineering, valuing the opportunity to start earning while developing new skills. They begin with a number of intensive weeks at college to get them ready for their new roles and then each will follow a programme that is tailored to their ambitions.

Over the course of the next few years, they will have opportunities to work in many of our facilities across our 28-acre site, gaining diverse experience and skills.

At the end of their programmes, our apprentices will be awarded a minimum level two and maximum level three qualification in their chosen fields. Many graduates have gone on to study further as part of their career development at Mettis, gaining national certificates and degrees.

Jeremy Cieslik, Mettis’ Chief Operating Officer, said: “As a former apprentice myself, I know first hand the value apprenticeships offer as well as the benefits of the diverse experiences they provide. I believe apprenticeships are a vital way to grow the next generation of leaders and that’s why we invest in ambitious, young people and help them maximise their potential.”

Once fully qualified, opportunities for development don’t end there. We invest in over 300 employee training days per month and offer several leadership programmes.

We’re proud that Mettis is a place where ambitious and talented people can thrive.


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