Ivor Searle invests in new apprentices

Recognising the need to recruit more young people into technical and engineering roles within the automotive and manufacturing sectors, Ivor Searle has taken on four new apprentices at its Cambridgeshire factory.

Ivor Searle’s latest apprentice cohort joins four other apprentices in the company who are on their second or third year of training.

The new recruits, studying towards a diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering (foundation), will attend Cambridge Regional College one day per week as part of their three-year course.

Apprenticeships have been an integral part of Ivor Searle’s business continuity planning for many years.

The 73-year old business aims to recruit at least three potential apprentices every year, so that they can learn the processes and engineering disciplines in each department, from stripping engines to final assembly and even future product development.

Commenting on the company’s latest investment in developing future engineers, David Eszenyi, commercial director at Ivor Searle, said: “We’re delighted to welcome four new apprentices to Ivor Searle this year, who will have the opportunity to build a long-term career in an engineering environment.

“Ivor Searle has always been an advocate of apprenticeships, which enables trainees to earn while they learn.

“It’s the ideal platform to develop hands-on skills, which are in great demand by industry, as well as being part of a team.

“I started my own career as an apprentice machinist and a number of our senior staff joined Ivor Searle as apprentices.”

As a significant employer in the Cambridgeshire area, Ivor Searle participates in local recruitment fairs in order to highlight the benefits of an apprenticeship and raise awareness of opportunities
within engineering.

The company has attended the East Cambridgeshire Careers and Skills Fair for several years, which is held at Ely Cathedral in November.

To learn more about Ivor Searle, click here.

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