Following on from our January newsletter, the UK’s first ever Industrial Coatings Applicator Apprenticeship programme, in partnership with North Lindsey College and Correx (ICATS) is now six months old and in full swing.
The initial phase of the apprenticeship programme focused on inducting our new recruits and introducing them to Health and Safety in the working environment. e.g. manual handling, slips trips and falls, medicals, RAMS etc.
Following the introductory phase, the apprentices have completed further modules including steel defects, surface preparation and the chemistry of paint. In conjunction with the classroom-based learning, the apprentices have gained valuable practical on-site work experience under the guidance and supervision of our Contracts Managers and Supervisors.
The positive feedback received within the first six months of this first ever apprenticeship programme, has given us the re-assurance to look ahead to our next intake of apprentices in October 2019. The new scheme will run in conjunction with the existing scheme.