Myerscough College & Vp plc ‘blaze a trail’ of engineering apprenticeships across the UK

Published
Friday 5 April

2019 will see the biggest ever intake of engineering apprentices at Myerscough College thanks to its healthy apprenticeship training relationship with Vp plc.

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Applications are open for the next intake of apprentices at Vp plc

This year the group is looking to recruit more than 40 new Construction Plant Maintenance Engineers/Fitters across four of its divisions, including Brandon Hire Station, Uk Forks, Torrent Trackside and MEP Hire. The apprentices will be based at depots around the UK and opportunities exist in a large number of locations.

All the opportunities can be found HERE 

The chosen apprentices will undertake a three-year apprenticeship programme covering both Level 2 and Level 3 on block release at Myerscough College, in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Myerscough College Employer Services Manager Lee Price explains more about the programme and opportunities: “We are extremely proud to be working across the divisions within Vp plc to help recruit and train the next generation of construction and plant engineers.

‘’The programme gives recruits an amazing opportunity to join an organisation committed to training and development and offers a great career path.”

“The recruitment phase is vital so we can make sure we get the right learners on programme. We work closely with Vp plc Human Resources team supporting at a series of recruitment and selection events. Competition is tough but this really is a great opportunity to pave a long-term career with the company. I am really looking forward to meeting the new recruits at the upcoming recruitment and selection days.”

Neil Stothard, Chief Executive of Vp plc, said: “Vp plc recognises the need to train the engineers of the future and has successfully operated apprentice schemes for many years having reintroduced our scheme in 2007. We work very closely with the Construction Industry Training board and Myerscough College to recruit, train and support our apprentices.

‘’This year we are looking to recruit more than 40 apprentices for our scheme. We already have 26 apprentices in year 2 and 3 of our schemes attending Myerscough. We have an excellent relationship with the college and the tutors who are directly involved with our apprentices and this has undoubtedly helped with our excellent retention rate of apprentices whilst undergoing their apprenticeship and beyond.”

For more information on apprenticeships and training at Myerscough College, contact Lee Price, Employer Services Manager on 01995 642193 or email LPrice@myerscough.ac.uk or CLICK HERE 

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by Dave Salmon

DSalmon@myerscough.ac.uk 

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