QMT News: November 2015
Earn While You Learn at Cutwel

Engineering tool and metrology equipment supplier Cutwel has been supporting its local area by launching an apprenticeship programme. Cutwel is working with Bradford based ATA (Apprenticeship Training Agency), which assists it with the recruitment process and helps qualify the right candidate for a role within the business.

As well as Cutwel’s own development scheme for new staff which involves system and product training, trainees are also partnered with CMS of Batley whose tutors visit the apprentices on site to deliver NVQ training and qualifications.

Cutwel says the apprenticeship initiative is a valuable first step into a working environment for a young person, which stands them in good stead for the rest of their lives.  The West Yorkshire based tooling supplier would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone looking for employment as not only do they gain key skills, they also earn while they learn, receive paid holidays and have the opportunity of permanent employment afterwards.
It says that at Cutwel as they feel apprentices are not only a short term solution, they are part of the team and there are high expectations of them all.

Two former Cutwel apprentices, who are now fully qualified and permanent members of staff, were selected to be ambassadors for The Bradford Apprenticeship Hub. Some of Cutwel’s apprentices (qualified & present) also featured in a short film for Bradford Council to demonstrate what apprenticeships can involve and the many benefits of them. These will be used
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