Case studies

Have you ever thought of an apprenticeship? Either doing one, or offering one?

Joan Clayton, E Kendall and Sons Ltd

21-year-old Joan Clayton started her apprenticeship in September 2021 and is studying for a Level 6 degree apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacture B Eng with the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre.

Madie Simpson - Tk’s Café and Catering Services

Maddie said “I was 18 years old when I started my apprenticeship. I wanted to be an apprentice as I learn better on the job rather than in the classroom and love the flexibility of the studying side of things, plus it’s great earning whilst I train!

Charlie Watson, Winston and Porter

22-year-old Charlie Watson started his ‘Level 3 Marketing Assistant’ apprenticeship in September 2021 with Cambridge Marketing College Ltd being the training provider.  

Cameron Denmark, RWS Bodyworks Ltd

In June 2021, 16-year-old Cameron Denmark started his apprenticeship as a Motor Vehicle Technician with the  training provider at Leeds City College.

He said: “The reasons I wanted an apprenticeship in the motor trade was because it gives me the opportunity to learn the trade in a realistic and working environment. I have gained lots of experience and skills so far and I really enjoy working with my colleagues”.

Jordon Probert, 4x4 Accessories and Tyres Ltd

Jordon was 24-years-old when she started her Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with 4x4 Accessories and Tyres Ltd in November 2020 after finding herself wanting to achieve more with her career. Jordon says: “I thought about going back to university to study for a master’s in marketing but decided I didn’t want to go down that road again, so, I started looking into apprenticeships. I knew that I didn't want my degree to go to waste, so I started looking into roles like software development and digital marketing.

C and G Motors Ltd

C and G Motors Ltd in Easingwold carry out repairs to commercial vehicles to manufacture specifications. They currently have one apprentice studying Motor Vehicle Service Maintenance through the training provider REMIT.They say: “As a small company it is vital that we employ someone who is enthusiastic, can work alongside our existing team and work to the high standards required.

Jason Greaves, RS Pro Finishes

Jason has worked hard and proved himself to be an integral part of RS Pro Finishes. He has been promoted to workshop supervisor and oversees all the daily tasks completed in the workshop. Jason’s wealth of knowledge of our products has led us to make him our technical support contact for our customers. He has his own dedicated phone line which customers from all over the world contact him for technical support.

Austin Almond, Watkinson Joinery Ltd

17-year-old Austin started his joinery apprenticeship in April 2021 at Watkinson Joinery Ltd, in Dalton near Thirsk. They are bespoke cabinetmakers specialising in kitchens, wine rooms, bedroom wardrobes, TV cabinets and many other pieces of bespoke furniture. Austin enjoyed design and technology at school but wanted to earn money whilst learning a new skill, so applied for an apprenticeship with Watkinson Joinery.

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