Email Call Us


Story posted 10/03/2017 11:34:39gmt

Nasmyth Group has actively been recruiting for new apprentices at Bournemouth & Poole College on Wednesday 8th March and at Central College Nottingham’s Apprenticeship Fair on Thursday 9th March during National Apprenticeship Week. We have given young people the opportunity to learn about apprenticeships directly from some of our shining star apprentices; Callum Carter, James Ware and Louis Coxon who are currently employed by Nasmyth Group.

Nasmyth Group has a remarkable track record with apprentices, who make up 10% of the total UK workforce of over 800. The company has an exemplary rate for apprentices and National Apprenticeship Week is a great opportunity to showcase the company’s apprenticeship schemes.

Apprenticeships are critical to training young people and reducing the number not in education, employment or training (NEET). The number of NEETs aged 16 to 24 in the UK between October and December 2016 was 826,000, giving context to the value of Nasmyth’s apprenticeship scheme. Nasmyth offers a range of opportunities to develop skills in safety critical components, assembling and testing complex structures, purchasing specialist materials and scheduling factory output. Apprentices are encouraged to acquire a whole range of technical, management and administrative skills that are wholly supportive of other UK industries.

Nasmyth has set up a training academy and works in collaboration with schools and colleges to support the transition of young people into the work place, undertaking workshops on CV writing and mock interviews. It has fully supported work experience candidates and student placements both from the UK and from abroad. The Nasmyth Group Academy has seen both group-wide and local success. For instance, Nasmyth Bulwell has taken on three apprentices a year over the last five years and has gained recognition among local colleges and the wider industry for its apprentice master programme.

Peter Smith, Nasmyth CEO said: “Apprentices are a vital part of our company, not only for what we do but most critically for our future. We are proud that apprentices are a significant part of our workforce and we will continue training young people to make sure that they have the skills that our industry requires. Many of our apprentices have actually progressed to HNC/HND and reached leadership positions.”

He added: “We do our best to ensure that apprentices learn new skills and get a better understanding of what we do and the industry. We hope to inspire the next generation and help young people take their first step in their career. We support our apprentices in gaining practical experience across a wide range of roles and this continues across the company as we support our people to obtain qualifications right through to degree, Six Sigma and MBA level.”

National Apprenticeship Week is also an opportunity to remind the public and policy makers about the reality of the skills shortage. Employers in the UK face challenges in recruiting engineers who are qualified to deliver the level of engineering design and production skills that is required. In addition to addressing the skills shortage by encouraging apprentices in its core UK skills base, Nasmyth has also recently established a new Company in India which draws on expert engineering resources and enhances its UK skills base and delivery for its global customers.