posted: October 2018
Award-winning apprentices at Amtico, supported by MGTS
For Amtico, people make the place and we're proud to announce one our newest apprentices, James Todd has been awarded 'Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year' for his commitment to a new kind of training apprenticeship he's undertaking at our Coventry site, supported by MGTS - a nationally active training provider based in the Midlands.
James is immersed in broad operations management learning across our business which takes in short rotations of intense projects ranging from CAD to Health, Safety and Environment, to Engineering. At the end of four years apprentices gain a BTEC Level 3 Diploma, equipped with the skills to work alongside manufacturing experts in industry as a technical engineer.
Why offer apprenticeships?
Nurturing talent is vital to Amtico. Supporting apprenticeships and internships is a deliberate choice, and a measure of this has been the many people who have moved to full employment over the years at the company.
But, what's important is how someone feels when they're at Amtico. Obviously, we had to ask James…
"It's hard work but I have fun. It's a massive learning opportunity to push yourself too. Straight from the interview when I was shown around I felt welcome at Amtico and so it made my decision easier when I had to choose between here and another employer.
People want to know how you're doing and are helpful. It's been educational but also really practical so far."
- James Todd, Manufacturing apprentice at Amtico International
Ian Lloyd, Head of Manufacturing at Amtico adds:
"We've always had strong relationships with apprentices, but for James and anyone studying with MGTS you get a different level of operational management learning, a good understanding of the way different departments work and our LVT flooring in general."
"Apprenticeships are more popular than ever before, mainly because they provide a true and meaningful route to valuable qualifications, learnt in an industry environment. Sometimes academic education routes are simply about theory and graduates have less practical knowledge about their subject when coming into the work world".
James received his award at a special ceremony hosted by MGTS on 18th October 2018 in Coventry.
MGTS or Midland Group Training Services is a nationally active training provider, based in the Midlands. They support both young people and adults in the development of competencies associated with engineering, providing education, training and assessment to industry workforces, in operation since 1965.
Amtico has a strong history of developing experts in design, engineering and R&D in the Midlands, investing in over 30 internships and apprenticeships across our manufacturing, engineering and design departments in the past 10 years.
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