apprenticeships

26 Sep 2022
Four new apprentices have taken the next step to becoming fully qualified solicitors with a leading Shropshire law firm. The four apprentice solicitors have started their training with FBC Manby Bowdler’s Shrewsbury office. Maisie Addinell, who works in the property litigation team, joined the firm in February and has been working as a business support assistant. Another who was already working...
15 Sep 2022
A construction firm that works across Shropshire and Wales has unveiled its latest apprentice intake as it aims to encourage more people of all ages to consider a future in the industry. Pave Aways’ most recent recruits include two employees in their 30s, who have taken up carpentry apprenticeships as a change in career. Lloyd Hart from Wrexham, who had been working in engineering, and Zoe Booth...
12 Nov 2020
The Ladder for Shropshire campaign was launched on the 1st October 2020, as a one-stop-shop to offer impartial advice and support to encourage employers to offer apprenticeships, traineeships and kickstart opportunities. Amanda Carpenter joined as the Project Lead with a goal of encouraging as many employers as possible to offer a young person an opportunity.  Amanda would like to talk to any...
30 Jan 2020
Shropshire law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has become the latest member of an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.   It has signed up to The 5% Club, a movement of more than 300 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create...
09 Dec 2019
Two teams of engineering apprentices from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been crowned the best in the UK after designing and building a remote-control crane from scratch. The teams were two of only six selected from regional heats across Great Britain to make it to the Worldskills UK finals at the NEC. The National finals took place at the end of November at the NEC, Birmingham. The team had to...
29 Nov 2019
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has held its third Apprenticeship Awards to celebrate the achievements of both apprentices training across a range of sectors and their employers who support them to ensure their success. At a three-course gala dinner and ceremony held at the College’s training restaurant Origins last night (THURS), 11 awards were handed out, including the Apprentice of the Year Award,...
11 Oct 2019
Two teams of engineering apprentices from SCG have secured their place in the WorldSkills UK Finals in November 2019 after designing and building a remote control crane from scratch – they are two of only six teams selected across Great Britain to make it to the national finals at the NEC. The National finals will be taking place between 21-23 November at the NEC, Birmingham. The team will have...
22 Jun 2018
To celebrate Women in Engineering Day, Shrewsbury Colleges Group is championing some of its female apprentices who are making their mark in their careers already. The College offers a range of Apprenticeships from Intermediate to Higher Apprenticeships in disciplines such as Fabrication and Welding, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Product Design and Technical Support. Lily Glanville, 19, from...
08 May 2018
A local joinery manufacturer has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Shropshire Business Awards for its dedication to the employment of apprenticeship schemes. Morris Joinery is one of four finalists shortlisted in the apprenticeships category, after fighting off tough competition from businesses across Shropshire. Presented by the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, the annual Shropshire Business...
11 Jul 2016
Well established local joinery business, Morris Joinery in Bicton, has expanded its team with a new apprentice joiner to bolster its growing team and growing business.   Patrik Cotton (21) joined the established team at Morris Joinery as a Level 3 apprentice after studying the trade at college. He decided to go into joinery after borrowing his father’s toolkit to craft original and unique pieces...
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