Heating and cooling specialist, Fabdec, has kickstarted a new apprenticeship programme with four talented young people joining the business.
Fabdec, which manufactures heating and cooling products, is looking to support a new generation of engineers and commercial leaders as part of its long-term growth plans.
The business will be working local colleges and training providers to develop the apprentices, who are: Tom Rowlands, 19, and Sophie Tyrer, 19, (welding apprentices); Daniel Fullerton, 21, (engineering apprentice) and Sophie Jones, 23, (commercial apprentice).
All four live within eight miles of Fabdec’s headquarters in Ellesmere, which is home to all of the business’s manufacturing, engineering, commercial and R&D divisions.
Each apprentice will spend four days a week within the business learning their trade, alongside one day at college for classroom-based learning. At the end of their apprenticeships they will achieve NVQ Level 3.
Chris Powell, managing director, said: “This is an exciting period of growth at Fabdec and we have recognised that to ensure our long-term future, we need to continue developing our younger members of staff.
“Through our new apprenticeship scheme, we want to help Tom, Daniel, Sophie and Sophie to build their skills and confidence, up to a point where they become trusted and valuable members of the team.
“We pride ourselves on being an independent UK manufacturer with a highly skilled and loyal workforce. While we have invested heavily in machinery and technology over the past year, it is the staff who really bring our products to life. As such we view staff training and personal development as vital to our continued growth and success.”