A local business that is based on protecting steel from rust and corrosion is giving one of the next generation of workers the chance to prove her metal.
Worksop Galvanizing, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, has appointed Leanne Thomas as an administration apprentice as part of its ongoing commitment to workforce training and development.
Leanne, who is aged 17, has embarked on a two-year apprenticeship at the firm’s Claylands Avenue site, which will see her combine day-to-day duties, including liaising with customers and processing orders, with studying for an NVQ Level 2. Upon the successful completion of her apprenticeship, which is being delivered in conjunction with SEMTA, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Leanne is expected to progress to a full-time role with the company.
Paul Robinson, Commercial Manager of Worksop Galvanizing, commented: “To remain successful, we need to nurture new talent, and these apprenticeships also give the opportunity for young, ambitious, and enthusiastic individuals like Leanne to gain vital work experience at the same time as continuing with their education. We are extremely pleased with her contribution so far and are keen to recruit additional apprenticeships in areas such as engineering in the months ahead.”
“This apprenticeship has given me the chance to pick up practical, on-the-job experience, as well as letting me combine the work with my studies. It really is the best of both worlds and will help give me a great start in my career,” Leanne Thomas explained.