Three apprentices at Edward Howell Galvanizers Ltd have completed their training to become fully-fledged members of the team.
Production operatives Scott Gibbons, Shane Benbow and Ashley Witton have been taking a Level 2 ‘Performing Manufacturing Operations’ (Hot Dip Galvanizing) course set up by specialist company Group Horizon.
The 12-month apprenticeships ran alongside on-the-job training and development with each of the trio having to become competent in two main areas (preparation and finishing) and one additional skill (chosen from pickling, galvanizing, forklift truck operation or overhead crane operation).
Topics, each specifically tailored for an industrial environment, included promoting and understanding working effectively, complying with regulations and understanding rights and responsibilities, health & safety and communication.
Each of the former apprentices has since developed their skills with further training on the use of overhead cranes and forklift trucks as well as manual handling.
Shane, from Bilston, is now working towards developing team leader and management skills and is being trained as a deputy for his line manager.
Scott, from Wednesfield, has spent time within Goods In and Ashley, who lives in Wolverhampton, has worked in the transport department.
Anita Bate, Works Manager at Edward Howell Galvanizers, in Wednesfield, said: “They have all worked hard and shown great commitment to complete their apprenticeship.
“We’re extremely proud of how quickly they’ve developed. They’ve gained valuable knowledge and experience and are already key members of the team here.
“They deserve our congratulations and we wish them every success in the future.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd