Unemployed youth future of manufacturing industry

Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by The Manufacturer

Acoustic and thermal protection manufacturer, TMAT is on the hunt for young apprentices in a bid to ease the countries unemployment situation.

In recent months the multi-national manufacturer of acoustic components for tractors and excavators has taken on a number of operatives and is now looking to find more young people to join its team.

Managing Director, Jason Lippitt said: “TMAT is setting its sights high in the future with overseas ventures, new innovation and technologies generating continued growth and jobs. It’s an exciting time to get involved.”

16-24 year olds continue to make up the country’s highest unemployment sector and there are growing fears that this will continue to rise.

TMAT is hoping to offer the opportunity for young people not only to learn practical skills, but to build a life-long career in an exciting and consistently growing industry. Apprenticeships are highly valued by the company and they are not alone.

Speaking to The Manufacturer, Michelle Lane, of inspirepac, added: “We currently have one apprentice working at our Wetherby site and we have another one that will be joining us on 1st November this year. I am of the opinion that apprentice schemes are the way forward for inspirepac and I have the full backing of the senior management team. I am sure that 2012 will bring more apprentices for us.”

This sentiment is echoed in the figures released this week which revealed that the number of apprentices enrolled across England and Wales has risen more the 50% in the last academic year.

Commenting on the figures Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “This Government’s unprecedented investment in apprenticeships is working for businesses and creating long term career opportunities for record numbers of trainees.”

Employees at TMAT are encouraged to take on GNVQs, undergraduate and post graduate studies and even MBA’s with the company’s full support through required time-off and financial aid.