ITC Takes on Two More Apprentices
23 August 2017
Investing in the future of the manufacturing industry is a responsibility that falls upon all UK manufacturing companies. Playing its part in bridging the skills gap and employing apprentices is something that Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) takes particularly seriously as the UK’s leading manufacturer of cutting tools.
The Tamworth Company has recently employed two apprentices to add to the four existing trainees the company already has on-board. With four apprentices already attending college and plying their trade on some of the world’s most advanced CNC machine tool technology, the cutting tool specialist has added a fifth young apprentice to the shop floor whilst the sixth apprentice is undertaking a traineeship in accountancy.
In July, ITC appointed 16-year-old Jack Pugh as its latest shop-floor apprentice whilst 16-year-old Abigail James has been employed in an accountancy role. Both new starters have recently completed their GCSE’s and ITC is continuing the education of these youngsters both practically in the workplace and academically at college.
Commenting upon the latest additions to the team at ITC, Managing Director, Mr Peter Graves says: “It’s critical to the future of the UK manufacturing industry that companies like ours, invest in training and educating school leavers that are interested in a career in this fantastic industry. It is our mission to nurture the talent of tomorrow and develop their skill sets on the most advanced CNC technology available. Our apprenticeship program has turned out some great talent down the years and past apprentices have turned out to be an integral part of our business. Furthermore, the youthful enthusiasm of these trainees has seen them flourish into motivated and career driven engineers that will drive our business forward for years to come.”