Westbury apprentices help to fill the electrical engineering skills gap

Local firm, Westbury which employs over 50 staff from its Narborough manufacturing base has relaunched its apprenticeship scheme by employing five young candidates from the Leicestershire area, as part of a recruitment campaign which ran over the summer.

Glynn Westbury, Managing Director looks back on his own apprenticeship with fond memories: “I started as an apprentice back in 1976, for the Leicester City based Midland Dynamo (which is sadly no longer in existence), and have worked hard to become an owner of a successful business. So, an apprenticeship can lead to many things – it shouldn’t be overlooked as it is a great opportunity and entry point to the working world.”

Westbury offers its apprentices full training, support and college qualifications with a flexible career path.

Westbury apprentices (pictured from left to right: Jack Nedza, Robert Lee, Alex Mugglestone, Ryan McShane, Lewis Randall) were recently added to the Prime Minister’s Pinterest page #Madebyapprentices which is a national campaign to showcase the talent of the nation’s apprentices and the contribution they make to the economy and employers across the UK.

The industrial automation leader has recently completed a first phase of works for end client Jaguar Land Rover for their new Solihull automative production facility.

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