Cartwright has announced that from June 1st 2015 it will be using SETA (Stockport Engineering Training Association) as its training provider for its successful apprenticeship programme which is now entering its fourth year.
The expanding South Manchester body and trailer manufacture has been very impressed by SETA's excellent facilities and the enthusiasm of its staff and after the success of its initial three year apprenticeship initiative, believes it is now ready to move to the next level in partnership with SETA.
Established in 1966, SETA has a tremendous track record within the engineering marketplace. The organisation has been delivering engineering apprenticeships and has trained in the region of 5000 apprentices since its formation.
The HR Manager commented: "We are delighted to be creating a new partnership with SETA as we believe they can further enhance our apprenticeship programme which is vital to the future of Cartwright. SETA operates an open door policy which allows us to visit their premises at any time.
“They are also able to offer the breadth of training which in a business such as ours is so important and in turn further expand on the range of qualifications the apprentices will be able to undertake.”
The Cartwright apprenticeship programme has been a huge success with many of the first and second year intake already forging clear career paths within Cartwright. Over 60 apprentices have now completed their NVQ Level Two training and have progressed to Level Three or bespoke work based training. Cartwright is committed to having a minimum of 110 apprentices on site at any one time.
Cartwright is seeking to employ a further 50 new apprentices for its next intake in September for which is shortly due to commence.
Cartwright’s Director of Operations Barry Atherton welcomes the step and says it will offer a host of new and exciting opportunities for the apprentices. He commented: “The fact that we provide an end to end manufacturing process means that our apprentices learn a range of skills.
“It is therefore important we work with a learning provider which can accommodate this and help our apprentices further develop enabling us to take our programme to the next level.”
Russell Prince, Chief Executive of SETA added: "We are looking forward to being an integral player within the Cartwright Group and to guiding their apprentices through to the completion of their frameworks in the future."