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Cartwright Group to hold assessment days for recruitment of latest intake of 50 new apprentices

The Cartwright Group has announced that it will hold a number of assessment days for prospective new apprentices between the 20th – 24th July as part of its recruitment drive for 50 new apprentices to join the business in August this year.

The assessment days will take place at the factory following initial interviews by Cartwright’s new apprenticeship provider SETA (Stockport Engineering and Training Association) which will form part of the selection process. SETA became Cartwright’s new apprenticeships partner on June 1st.

Both existing applicants and those considering applying for Cartwright’s award winning apprenticeship programme will be eligible to attend the assessment days which will provide them with the opportunity to gain a greater insight into what is on offer, take a tour of the factory as well as speak to the directors, staff and current apprentices.

SETA will not only be carrying out initial interviews, but will also play a key role in the recruitment process. They will have a strong presence at each of the assessment days and be on hand to answer any questions about the training on offer.

This latest intake will be the fourth year Cartwright has run its highly successful apprenticeship programme and will take the total number of apprentices recruited by Cartwright over this period to 170.

Applicants are being invited to apply by logging on to www.cartwright-group.co.uk/apprenticeships.

The assessment days will take place between 9.00 and 12 noon between the 20th and 24th July at the Cartwright factory on the Broadheath Industrial Estate, Altrincham and will comprise a series of assessments including workshop activities, teamwork and theoretical skills. The apprentices will also have the opportunity to see where they will be working.

Successful applicants will commence their apprenticeship in August with a one week block induction allowing the apprentices to get into the workplace at the earliest opportunity. This will cover health and safety and functional skills, followed by working four days a week at Cartwright and one day a week attending SETA on day release until they pass all training and assessment standards.

Cartwright’s HR Manager Julie Holden commented: "This will be the first time we have held a series of assessment days at the factory. We have always had an excellent response to our recruitment programmes and we see the assessment days as being a crucial part of this process, allowing the apprentices to showcase their skills at first hand.”

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