Gloucestershire's Apprenticeship Champions 2019

Horizon Nuclear Power Gloucester ENERGY


Currently has 33 apprentices. Recruitment numbers for 2019 are yet to be announced. Successful applicants will start in September 2019. “Apprenticeships are a key pathway for young people to get into industry. Our apprentices enjoy a packed programme of theory, practical and extra-curricular activities during their apprenticeships. Alongside their studies, they have travelled to Japan to see nuclear component manufacturing factories and the ABWR power station, similar to what we plan to build on the Isle of Anglesey, visited the factories of some of the UK’s leading

Urban myth might have you believe the staff at GCHQ are creamed off the top at Oxford or Cambridge university after being approached by a mysterious headhunter in the darkest corner of a library. That may still happen – but you can also just apply to join the secretive ranks of the spy factory via one of its many apprenticeships l


manufacturers, worked with local schools, and represented Horizon at community events. Some of our apprentices are currently seconded to Tectnatom in Spain.” One caveat – its apprenticeships are open to colleges local to its energy plant in AngleseyWales l

Moose Marketing & PR and Gloucester


PR AND MARKETING, BUSINESS NEWS The 15-year-old marketing and pr experts, and publishers of Punchline- – this very magazine - is committed to apprenticeships.

Somerford Associates Cheltenham DATA AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SPECIALISTS It has its Gloucestershire base at Pure Offices, Cheltenham, has 44 staff and expects that to reach 60 by 2019. Turnover has risen to £5.6 million. “We are looking to recruit – and that will include apprentices.” It currently has 11 apprentices, including marketing, technical and


It also provides regular work placements and believes in the route to work as a great way of finding the staff of the future. Currently has one apprentice it cannot speak highly enough of and one staff member who has just completed her apprenticeship with glowing colours and has been offered a full-term contract. In 2019 the company hopes to employ another two in digital marketing and journalism l

finance. It works closely with Gloucestershire College to train its apprentices. “We see the apprenticeship pathway being the route to training that we want. They get the experience they require, and we get an awful lot back too” l

Gloucester Rugby Gloucester SPORT

A case of the main attraction – in this case what happens on the pitch – keeping eyes away from the team behind the scenes, which makes sure the club functions as a business. To do that it brings in the very best, but also trains staff through apprenticeships. “In terms of apprentices, yes, we have taken on a couple over the past few months. The players do still look at preparing for life beyond rugby by pursuing training in other professions. This is mainly done in partnership with the RPA (Rugby Players Association)” l

Monday 21st January 2019 from 4.30pm - 7.30pm There is no need to make an appointment, just turn up

Gloucestershire Engineering Training Barnwood Point, CoriniumAvenue, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3HX 01452 423461

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