Two new engineering apprentices join the What More team

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Two new engineering apprentices join the What More team

What More UK has welcomed two new apprentices on a three year engineering training programme.

Teenagers Izaak Holden and William Moat joined the Padiham-based business at the end of August. Through Themis at Burnley College they have begun studying on a NVQ Level 2 Engineering programme.

For the first year of their apprenticeship, Izaak and William will study full time at Themis at Burnley College, What More UK's apprentice partner. They will get on-the-job experience at What More's manufacturing facility in Altham periodically throughout the year, including working there during the college holidays.

Kelly Torson, Human Resources Manager at What More UK, said:

"We're pleased to welcome Izaak and William into the business as What More's first apprentices for a number of years. They are both very keen young men who have spent a good couple of weeks in our manufacturing facility getting to know our business before their college course began.

"During their first year they will follow a broad pathway into engineering, choosing a specialism for the second and third years of their apprenticeship. The Engineering NVQ is a flexible training programme that allows apprentices to choose a pathway that both plays to their strengths and suits the needs of the business they are working in. It's a great way to begin a career in engineering."

16 year old Izaak Holden from Blackburn has joined What More UK straight from school. He said:

"I thought that an apprenticeship would be a really good way to progress as an engineer instead of enrolling on a full time course. It will give me more experience with different machines."

William Moat, aged 17 from Burnley, spent a year studying before choosing to follow an engineering apprenticeship. He said:

"I've always liked engineering since high school so I did my first year in Burnley College doing engineering and was then offered this opportunity. It's going great. I've recently used a lathe for the first time and really enjoyed it."

What More UK's Director Tony Grimshaw added:

"As a business we're happy to support apprentice programmes. After all, the engineering apprentices of today are our production directors of the future!"

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