Graduation for five Nylacast apprentices
Apprentices from Nylacast joined hundreds of others at the 2017 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony organised by Leicester City Council, to recognise the achievements of Leicestershire apprentices.
Engineering apprentices Vitor, Dale, Sam, Calvin and Harry, who are now fully qualified, took to the stage at the event to be named graduates following the continuous effort, study and hard work they have paved through the in-house company study programmes. Each of the apprentices will go on to full time roles at Nylacast’s Leicester manufacturing facilities.
The ceremony was held to congratulate and reward students on the success of their achievements as well as raising the profile of apprenticeships with a message that a higher or advanced qualification is on the same level as a university degree.
Ian Mallabone, Nylacast Group HR & Training Manager, said: “The event was a very proud moment for all our staff and, of course, for our apprentices. To watch them take part in a ceremony similar to that of a university graduation was greatly rewarding. The apprentice scheme is vital to our business, and it is great that apprenticeships gain recognition in industry.”
With a concern for a predicted skills shortage in engineering, Nylacast opened its award winning Engineering Training Academy in 2014 at its Thurmaston facility in Leicester, also home to its global headquarters.
The academy was opened to facilitate and develop the growing number of training programmes and schemes offered, including apprenticeships and training. Today the academy delivers structured training and development programmes supported by dedicated and industry experienced training staff and mentors.
Nylacast are keen to champion engineering for all age groups and therefore hold programmes and opportunities for engagement with schools, colleges, universities and local charities.