Automated warehousing solution provider TGW Logistics has recruited five new engineering apprentices to join the company as it continues to thrive in the UK.
Daniel Marvell (16), William Taylor (17), Lewis Thurston (18), Owen Williams (18) and Cameron Pinkerton (20) all from Leicestershire, have begun training as Programmable Logic Control (PLC) software engineers and applications engineers at Market Harborough-based TGW.
The training programme will involve practical electrical and engineering skills as well as software design. This will enable the apprentices to assist in the design of client solutions and the creation of control systems for automated materials handling systems.
After an induction based at TGW’s offices, all five will start a year’s full-time course at Tresham College in Corby, followed by a further 2 years day release at the end of which they will receive a HNC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
To support the apprentices in their training, TGW will donate used materials handling equipment to the college. This will enable the apprentices to put their acquired skills into practice and assist with the learning process.
Nathan Goudie, Head of Lifetime Services at TGW says: "Electrical and mechanical engineering is fundamental to our business. Without skilled engineers we wouldn’t be able to design and implement bespoke automated logistics solutions for our customers.
"As such, we’re delighted to welcome five apprentices to the company. At the end of the programme each of them will have a career for life and be open to opportunities that exist in TGW offices across the globe. By investing in these young people now we are also protecting the longevity our business by fostering our own talent and setting quality service standards for the future."