Cartwright calls for apprenticeship applicants

Trailer manufacturer Cartwright has launched a recruitment drive for 40 new apprentices to support company expansion.

Cartwright announced the recruitment initiative yesterday and will hold an apprenticeship open day on June 8 to highlight career opportunities to applicants and demonstrate the working environment.

The open day will include factor tours as well as the chance to speak to management about training and progression routes as well as to existing apprentices. The apprenticeship 40 vacancies are targeted at 16-19 year olds.

The Level 2 training scheme for Cartwright’s apprentices is a bespoke two year course, developed in partnership with Stockport College and launched last year. Dependent on desire and aptitude, there is an option for apprentices to progress to a Level 3 and HND qualifications.

The company says it has so far been a resounding success, with high retention rates and productivity benefits. John Cartwright, joint managing director at Cartwright said at the announcement of the additional recruitment drive that the first year intake had already made “a valuable contribution to the manufacturing process.”

Cartwright supports the development of its apprentices through an internal mentoring system in which each apprentice is partnered with a skills shop floor ‘buddy’.

Mr Cartwright said:  “At Cartwright we rely on the skills of our workforce and as a result our staff are the lifeblood of our organisation.”

More information about the open day can be found here.