Graham Engineering Ltd are the UK's leading manufacturer of stainless steel products for highly regulated industries, and on Friday 15th August, 2020, hosted an open day for prospective apprentices at our facilities in Nelson, Lancashire.
GEL have developed a structured Advanced Apprenticeship programme and we are taking on more young people year on year, building up their skills and knowledge base, ready to meet our growth plans. We currently have a total of 12 Apprentices on our Apprenticeship programme; making up 7% of our workforce. We currently offer Mechanical and Fabrication and Welding apprenticeships which are delivered through a local training provider. The programme involves 4 years of training with the first year spent in college, and the following 3 years based in the work place, with a day release to continue your qualifications.
GEL has high standards and high expectations of its Apprentices, but we also provide great opportunities. We have linked in with The Welding Institute (TWI) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) based in Rotherham, to provide the Apprentices with an insight into new technologies and manufacturing processes.
All apprentices are actively encouraged to continue with their studies, either to HNC, HND or Degree level.