Employees in education receive work experience on the factory floor, with the company having invested over £1 million in its tool room.
Several existing employees, including James Howell and Alex Graham, recently completed their NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performance Engineering Operations, while two young adult learners – William Moat and Izaak Holden – are close to completing their courses.
William, who is finishing off his NVQ Extended Diploma for Engineering with a focus on tool maintenance, commented: “What More UK has provided a fantastic learning opportunity for me and many others. It’s very telling of a company when they invest in the progression of their employees and I feel proud to now be nearing the end of my chosen course with them. “We all received a £50 voucher for Sutcliffe Tools on completion of our courses. Little things like that really make you feel appreciated. I would definitely recommend working here to any young person in education who wants to make an earning while learning!”
Manufacturing apprentice Izaak added: “When I first started here I didn’t have a clue what I was doing! I have shadowed people along the way and picked up the trade. They’ve let me do a lot of independent work as well, once they knew I could do it myself, which has improved my skills a lot. I really hope to be staying on here when my apprenticeship comes to an end. The company has helped me grow and learn a lot.”
What More UK recently welcomed Matthew Ingham – a second generation family member – to the team. Matthew’s father is one of What More’s key engineers with 20 years’ service.
To enquire about completing an apprenticeship at What More UK call 01282 687030. For more information about What More UK visit www.whatmoreuk.com
L-R: Operations manager Gary Ireland; HR director, Kelly Torson; employees James Howell, Alex Graham, William Moat, Izaak Holden and Matthew Ingham; settings manager Lee Smith; and tool room supervisor Steven Kay