Award for ‘best company’ in apprenticeship award goes to Schaeffler
Published: 13 December 2013 - Rachael Morling
Schaeffler (UK) has announced that is has won ‘Best Company’ in the Pathway to Apprenticeship (PtA) Awards 2013, in recognition of the company’s ongoing support and commitment to the programme.
Working in partnership with SEMTA and Further Education Colleges, the Welsh Government (part financed by the European Social Fund) introduced the PtA programme in 2009. The scheme is a chance for young people to learn skills and gain vital work experience, while giving employers an in-depth look at potential entrants to their industry and access to pre-trained, motivated young people.
Neil Walters, production support manager at Schaeffler UK, said: Pathway to Apprenticeships is a fantastic scheme and we are therefore delighted to have won the Best Company Award this year. As a manufacturer of automotive engine components, Schaeffler UK has always recognised the importance of investing in its people. It is essential that we have a highly skilled workforce, and apprentice programmes play a major part in meeting this need.”
Adrian Roberts, director of human resources at Schaeffler UK, added: “Taking on apprentices each year enables us to continually develop the pool of talent and skills that we have here. Developing strong links with our local college, Coleg Sir Gar, has played a significant part in this successful programme, giving selected unemployed youngsters a real taste of manufacturing.”